An exploration of how the book of Revelation can inform our discipleship today
Revelation is one of those biblical books we can be tempted to avoid. It has a something of a reputation for being misused, abused and misconstrued. Its odd and even disturbing imagery can make it a perplexing read. But this pastoral letter, written by an elder sage to a diverse group of committed yet messy, tired and confused churches can offer us comfort and instruction about how to live hopefully and faithfully as God’s people today, however challenging a time and place we might find ourselves in.
In this short course, we will explore some key sections of Revelation and consider how they can enhance our worship, inform our mission and resource our pastoral care.
- Session 1: Engaging Revelation – a quick overview of how to approach this peculiar text.
- Session 2: Revelation as Worship Liturgy
- Session 3: Revelation as Pastoral Handbook
- Session 4: Revelation as Mission Manifesto
Please note: this course does not offer a systematic overview of the whole book of Revelation. That is covered in our three year Introduction to Theology course. This course focuses on three themes arising from careful study of the book, and the implications for Christian discipleship.
After our initial week introducing the text, our approach will involve a blend of teaching input, group exercises & discussions, and prayerful responses. All with the aim of letting Revelation stimulate our minds, engage our hearts, speak to our souls and direct our strength.