Revelation

6/4 - 6/5/2022 (June 4 and 5) | Series: More Than Conquerors

John of Patmos, or John the Revelator, offers us the final piece of scripture to round out the bible. The book of Revelation has long been the most misunderstood aspect of scripture since its inception. It is and apocalyptic writing that was customary at the time. Apocalyptic in this context is not world ending destruction however, but instead it is a great unveiling of previously unknown information. In this case, it is full of fantastical imagery, wild prophecy, and laced through it all is the image of Christ and his final redemption of the world.

Much like every other book of the Bible, the words in these pages are historical, contextual, and relevant to our daily lives. The imagery of the beasts in Revelation are specific references to worldly people, groups, and events happening to the early church when this was written. WYet we can find meaning in those images for our lives as well. The questions for us to ponder in this book is why it was written, what were all these confusing symbols representing, and what do they mean for us today. More importantly, how do we understand the importance of revelation today? What is the difference between the words of these pages, and the words of the preachers of St. Andrew? Or any other church leader for that matter? Can we have revelation, and if so, how do we recognize it?

 

Rev. Arthur Jones | 6/5/2022 | 9:30 AM Traditional

Rev. Arthur Jones | 6/5/2022 | 11:00 AM Contemporary

Rev. Jimmy Decker | 6/5/2022 | 9:30 AM Contemporary

Rev. Lauren Gerlach | 6/4/2022 | 5:30 PM Traditional