There is a battle coming, but the people of God need not fear. Forces of good and evil will face off in one final, climactic clash, but the Lord’s victory is already assured. In the Book of Revelation, the prophet John paints an incredible picture of the final events of this fleeting reality before the true and beautiful is ushered in. While his account of violent warfare is startling at times, the children of the Most High can trust in the One who has begun the work of restoring our world to its proper place. He will continue until that work is complete. In the end, every wrong will be made right and all things will be made new.

Series Schedule

  • Week 1//February 7
    Revelation 1:1–20 – Introduction
  • Week 2//February 14
    Revelation 2:1–3:22 – Victory in Doubt
  • Week 3//February 21
    Revelation 4:1–5:14 – Centering Worship
  • Week 4//February 28
    Revelation 6:1–8:1 – Seven Seals
  • Week 5//March 7
    Revelation 8:2–11:19 – Seven Trumpets
  • Week 6//March 14
    Revelation 12 – Cosmic Battle
  • Week 7//March 21
    Revelation 13 – Earthly Battle
  • Week 8//March 28
    Revelation 14 – Army of the Lamb
  • Stand-Alone Sermon//April 4
    Easter Sunday
  • Week 9//April 11
    Revelation 15–16 – Seven Bowls
  • Week 10//April 18
    Revelation 17–19:10 – Conquest
  • Week 11//April 25
    Revelation 19:11–20:15 – Final Battle
  • Week 12//May 2
    Revelation 21–22 – All Things New

Sermons

Week 1//February 7
Week 2//February 14
Week 3//February 21
Week 4//February 28
Week 5//March 7
Week 6//March 14
Week 7//March 21
Week 8//March 28
Week 9//April 11
Week 10//April 18
Week 11//April 25
Week 12//May 2
  • 1. Read Revelation 21–22 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. What is the significance for our community of the names ascribed to God (21:6), for those who “overcome” and those who do not?

  • 3. What implications do the requirements of a citizen of the New Jerusalem have for our life together right now (21:27)?

  • 4. Read out loud again 22:7, 12, 20. What is repeated about Christ? How do they sum up the theme of Revelation? What bearing do they have on our daily life together preparing for this reality?

  • 1. Read Revelation 19:6–20:15 and Psalm 23 and watch this week’s sermon.

  • 2. Consider this quote from Eugene Peterson: “The Lord presides over a meal as a host; a war has rendered all enemies powerless to harm. Psalm 23 and Revelation 19 are companion pieces in the exposition of salvation, showing forth the two elements: rescue from the catastrophe of the shadow of death; hospitality at a table where we are made whole with the intimacies of goodness and mercy.” How have meals been healing for you in your walk with God? How can this help us imagine shalom peace?

  • 3. We continue to see worship of God as central to victorious Christian life. How has your practice of worshiping God been affected in the last two years? Since beginning the sermon series in Revelation?

  • 4. What is one life issue you are facing that you hope to approach more confidently, peacefully, and joyfully as a result of going through this Revelation series?

  • 1. Read Revelation 17:1–19:10 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. Which of the wrongs in “Babylon” have entrapped you from time to time? How can you invite others to pray for and help you in this good struggle?

  • 3. How has God enabled you to avoid the snare of “the great prostitute”?

  • 4. Consider how the fear of evil that is shown in Revelation can translate into action and hope. What life lessons and practices are becoming part of your life out of engaging this letter?

  • 1. Read Revelation 15–16 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. How is the book of Revelation surprising you?

  • 3. Worshiping God is the “true north” to understanding life in light of the Revelation. What great and mighty things has God accomplished in your life for which you can praise Him?

  • 4. What do you notice about God's judgment in chapter 16? What has God done in your life to help you repent? Where do you still need help repenting (turning completely from sin)?

  • 1. Read Revelation 14 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. Like Rome in the days of the early Church, what seems unstoppable in our time? What ways do you see the gospel moving forward regardless?

  • 3. Where are you feeling pressure to enjoy the pleasures of modern-day “Rome”?

  • 1. Read Revelation 13 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. What is the beast out of the sea like? The beast out of the earth?

  • 3. How do the two beasts exercise their power in our present age? In other words, how are true government and true religion mocked and mimicked by these two beasts? What does that mean for us as followers of Christ?

  • 4. How can we be discerning of false governments and false religions?

  • 1. Read Revelation 12 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. Consider this quote by Eugene Peterson: “It is St. John’s Spirit-appointed task to supplement the work of St. Matthew and St. Luke so that the nativity cannot be sentimentalized into coziness, nor domesticated into worldliness. This is not the nativity story we grew up with, but it is the nativity story all the same. Jesus’ birth excites more than wonder; it excites evil.” How does this give you insight into this passage as well as the birth of Jesus?

  • 3. How does this passage have the potential to open our eyes to the schemes of the Enemy? Did you have any such insights into his schemes from the passage or the sermon?

  • 4. How can and has this passage shaped our view of the real reality of conflict between Christ’s people and demonic evil? How do we overcome?

  • 1. Read Revelation 8:2–11:19 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. What modern-day realities does the imagery in these chapters bring to mind for you? How might these have equally applied in John’s time?

  • 3. What does chapter 11 teach us about what it means to be a witness?

  • 4. What has been hardest about living out your faith at work, at school, or in your family?

  • 5. How have you felt especially empowered by God in the last six months?

  • 1. Read Revelation 6:1–8:1 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. Which seal opening makes the greatest impression on you? Why is that?

  • 3. What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you because of your faithfulness to the Word of God?

  • 4. How does chapter 6 make you feel about the end times?

  • 5. Meditate on a word ascribed to God in 7:9–17 and praise Him for these attributes.

  • 1. Read Revelation 4:1–5:14 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. What is your impression of the figure on the throne? What about the 24 elders? Remember that the number 24 is used to represent all of God’s people—the Church.

  • 3. Chapter 4 focuses on God as Creator. What aspects of creation most demonstrate God’s glory and power in this chapter and in your own life?

  • 4. Chapter 5 focuses on God as Redeemer. What is your impression of what is happening here in John’s vision?

  • 5. What makes the scroll so significant (see Jeremiah 36:2–32)? What dilemma does the scroll present (see Isaiah 29:11)? What titles are used to describe Jesus in this chapter?

  • 6. What does all of this mean for our worship of God?

  • 1. Read Revelation 2:1–3:22 and watch this week’s sermon.

  • 2. Revelation is a letter to churches. It has a view on community with God and one another as the mark of the Church. In light of Revelation, what is Christian community and how does it differ from the world’s idea of community?

  • 3. The seven churches are represented here as individual warnings in a letter to be circulated among churches as a collective warning. What are warnings that you recall from the sermon that are still applicable to our church?

  • 4. Where do you need to repent of tearing down community with God and one another?

  • 5. How can you walk as a more faithful community member in light of the promised coming of Jesus?

  • 1. Read Revelation 1:1–20 and watch this week's sermon.

  • 2. What feelings do you have when you hear that we are spending time as a church in John’s Revelation? Did the sermon address any of those feelings?

  • 3. Who wrote Revelation? Where was he when he wrote it? To whom was it addressed?

  • 4. Revelation is a series of windows. How might that impact your interaction with the prophecy, poetry, and promises in this book?

  • 5. What are the titles given to Jesus in verses 5 and 6? What does this say about Him? What does it mean for our church that He “has made us to be a kingdom of priests to serve his God and Father”?

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