Revelation is perhaps one of the most mysterious and misunderstood books of the Bible. I myself have studied this bok of the Bible at great length a number of times and there is almost always something new within these pages – in fact there are many times I do believe that what is on those pages, and what is in the news are mirrors of one another today. There is much to belearned from the pages within. His word tells us:
This new edition to the discovery series is here to help women prepare for their future with the risen Christ and be infused with courage, hope, and excitement for a life everlasting. Part of the discovery series, this updated edition has been reorganized to facilitate either individual or group use and supplemented with inspirational sidebars and short, 3-5 minute teaching videos. We can visit the series Web site to watch Sue provide historical and cultural background, teach important truths found in each week’s lesson, or ask thoughtful questions to encourage deeper discussion.
There are nine lessons within, covering the first three and last two chapters of the book of Revelation. The majority of the meat is concentrated on the letters to the churches as representatives of the churches today. Each lesson contains a QR Code, you scan it with your smart phone, and it will lead you to a video teaching segment with Sue Edwards. (I myself just went to the website since I do not have a cell phone myself-one of the last mohicans let us say haha). The website also contains leader guides for the Bible studies that are valuable assets if you are interested in leading a small group study of this material.
I do admit to some disappointment that only portions of the bok of Revelation are covered within this study however I understand too that there is a depth and mystery to this book making the study of the material within that much more complex. Certainly there is much time that needs to be invested into the words within this book; pieces that need to be set apart as we dig into the history and the original meaning within ( a concordance and a good commentary are amazing resources when reading this book too!).
Join the online Bible study (2/4 – 4/8) with Sue Edwards! And invite your friends to join you.
Sue will be posting weekly on the Year of Discovery Facebook Page and interacting with groups and individuals around the country going through the study at the same time. Women will be able to discuss the study with each other and ask questions via Facebook. Once readers complete the Revelation study, Edwards will be going through the Ephesians study in the same way. (An April 11 Facebook launch party will be followed by an April 15 – June 17 online study.)
Completing each lesson requires about one-and-a-half hours. Readers still receive in-depth Bible study but with a minimum time commitment. For those who desire a more thorough study, including an opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and geography related to the Bible, Edwards has provided “Digging Deeper” questions. Answering these questions may require outside resources such as an atlas, Bible dictionary or concordance and challenge readers to examine complex theological issues and differing views more closely.
More about the Revelation study: Edwards and Kregel are especially excited about the new Revelation study that has been added to the series. “I have focused on five special chapters—the first three and the last two—passages that I believe are most pertinent for Christians today,” writes Edwards. “I find a thorough investigation of these five chapters the most beneficial as we consider how God wants us to prepare for the end.” “The first three chapters paint a glorious picture of the resurrected Christ and record his seven letters to first-century churches. These early churches represent the different kinds of churches that have existed through the ages. The letters both commend and point out deficiencies in these churches, providing lessons to help us get ready for our future,” Edwards continues. “The last two chapters unfold with unspeakable energy, beauty and promise, as John describes what Jesus shows him: a new Eden, redemption’s climax and our eternal home. Walk with me through these incredible pages, and experience the blessing that God promised to all who read and heed.”
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