jan 19 - may 17
10:30 am - 11:40 am
Sunday School Class
led by diane chen
in the Parlor
The Book of Revelation Demystified
666. Beasts, harlot, and dragon. Premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism. Tribulation and rapture. Armageddon. Apocalypse. Y2K. Left Behind. If these images dominate our impression of the book of Revelation, no wonder we shy away from it. Revelation is, however, about the present as much as it is about the future. It confronts us with the choice between true and false worship, perseverance and compromise, repentance and rebellion, salvation and judgment. Revelation is about discipleship and our engagement with the world, even as it anticipates God’s grand finale in the New Jerusalem.
Join us for a chapter-by-chapter study that highlights the key themes of this letter. With the help of images and symbols from the Old Testament, and information regarding the religious, political, and economic realities of the Roman Empire, we will begin to appreciate, on the one hand, the book’s ironies, caricatures, and warnings, and, on the other, its grandeur, encouragement, and promise.
Demystified, Revelation is a wonderful letter with a very straightforward message. Led by Diane Chen; Parlor