Revelation

Hearing and Seeing the Apocalypse: A Sunday School Introduction

The following are my brief notes written as a Sunday School introduction for adults to the book of the Revelation that I taught May 13, 2018 at New Life Assembly of God in Ellendale, ND. What is “apocalypse”? It is a “revealing” of something. This book belongs to a broader genre of writings known to… Continue reading Hearing and Seeing the Apocalypse: A Sunday School Introduction

Apocalypse · Codex Sinaiticus · Greek · Jesus Christ · Number of the Beast · Revelation

The Number of the Beast and Wild Claims

A friend recently posted a video that makes claims concerning the “number of the beast” in Revelation 13:18 (it can be viewed HERE) . I found the following graphic posted on Facebook of Walid’s claims about the symbols/words written in “Sinaiticus” (a Greek codex with many sections dating from the fourth century). Walid claims that… Continue reading The Number of the Beast and Wild Claims

eschatology · Ezekiel · Gog and Magog · Revelation

Gog, Magog, and Premillennialism

In a recent conversation about events in the Middle/Near East, a question was raised as to the potential for fulfillment of prophecy, specifically concerning “Gog and Magog”. Gog and Magog have so captured the imagination that their very mention seems clouded by mystery and ready at hand to apply to nearly any particularity in contemporary… Continue reading Gog, Magog, and Premillennialism

Hebrews · Leviticus · Revelation · sacrifices · Tabernacle · Tent of Meeting · Theology

The Heart of Leviticus

The enigmatic book of Leviticus is not a first choice for the Church to read or study, yet I’ve been taking my congregation through it (verse-by-verse…believe it or not) for our Wednesday Bible study.  Last night we covered its theological center (or heart) which can be found in chapter 16.  Lev. 16 concerns itself with… Continue reading The Heart of Leviticus

eschatology · Jesus Christ · mark of the beast · Revelation · worship

The Mark of the Beast Revealed!

We live in a time where there is extreme fascination with things found in the book of the Revelation (though this has really always been the case). You know…that book at the end of your Bible with all of those psychedelic visions of creatures doing bizarre things, angels trumpeting or pouring out destruction on the… Continue reading The Mark of the Beast Revealed!

1 John · 2 Peter · Acts · James · John · Luke · Mark · Matthew · Revelation · Titus

Teaching the NT in Two Weeks (for 7th Graders)

The New Covenant: The Life of Christ (Matthew-John) The One Who Comes – The path of the LORD was prepared by the coming of John the Baptizer.  Jesus of Nazareth was born to fulfill the word of the LORD and as such was actually the Word himself.  When John baptized Jesus the Holy Spirit descended… Continue reading Teaching the NT in Two Weeks (for 7th Graders)