Revelation Chapter One

In chapter one of the Book of Revelation John seems to be saying the visions in it are about to happen.  It is the revelation of what “must soon take place.”  Those who read it out loud and those who listen to it are blessed “because the time is near.” John is communicating with urgency about the state of the church.  Many contemporary readers pick up the anticipation John intended with these phrases but misunderstand his overall meaning.  In this message I talk about some of the things that shaped the anticipation a first century reader brought to the book and the details of the vision of Christ found in it.   This vision sets the stage for the next two chapters.

UPDATE: New audio has been uploaded.

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I am a Vineyard pastor and a passionate student of the Bible with an instinctive distrust of "business as usual" when it comes to the story of the Bible. Gratefully I have the opportunity to dig a little deeper and my purpose with this blog is to share what I discover.

5 thoughts on “Revelation Chapter One

  1. Bob, the audio quality of this podcast is not so good, I am not complaining rather letting you know if there is any way to avoid if it is technical problem,
    Thanks again
    Mathew

  2. Thanks I am going to rerecord this one and will fix it in the future. The new one and chapter two will be up by midday Tuesday West Coast US time.

    1. I, for one, am waiting for the better quality recording of chapter one and the new one for chapter two :)

      No pressure though.

      I’ve learned a Ton from the intro and from the little bit I got out of the chapter one.

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