In 2015 I preached a six-lesson series on the book of Revelation. Along with the sermons, we handed out bulletins designed to assist in preparing for each individual lesson.
The sermons and written materials are posted on the congregation’s webpage (north2ndcofc.org), but I thought it might be handy to have all the links on a single landing page. The first article was handed out a week before the series and is intended to be preparatory material for the series.
A quick note about the date of John’s book. There are two schools of thought on this issue, the pre-AD 70 view and those who hold to a date around AD 96. I agree with the late date and teach this series from that point of view. This does not mean I am in violent disagreement with those who interpret the book as written prior to the destruction of Jerusalem. It does mean there are sincere and, in many cases, much more learned people than I who would teach this series differently.
I am providing material for both points of view at the bottom of this page. For me, Robert Harkrider is convincing and I owe much of what I do know of the book to his excellent scholarship.
Here are the links for the sermons and articles in their proper order.
Prepare For The Apocalypse (article): https://www.north2ndcofc.org/prepare-for-the-apocalypse/
Revelation 1: Here What The Spirit Says: https://www.north2ndcofc.org/sermons/revelation-1-here-what-the-spirit-says-01-18-15/
Perseverance (article): https://www.north2ndcofc.org/perseverance/
Revelation 2: Numbers, Symbols, and Dates: https://www.north2ndcofc.org/sermons/revelation-2-numbers-symbols-and-dates-01-25-15am/
Numbers, Symbols, and Dates (article): https://www.north2ndcofc.org/numbers-symbols-and-dates/
Revelation 3: The Throne Room And The Lamb: https://www.north2ndcofc.org/sermons/revelation-3-the-throne-room-and-the-lamb-01-25-15pm/
The Zoom Lens Of Revelation (article): https://www.north2ndcofc.org/the-zoom-lens-of-revelation/
Revelation 4: Seven Seals Seven Trumpets: https://www.north2ndcofc.org/sermons/revelation-4-seven-seals-seven-trumpets/
Revelation 5: The Dragon, Beast, And False Prophet: https://www.north2ndcofc.org/sermons/revelation-5-the-dragon-beast-and-false-prophet/
Cheat Sheet For The Apocalypse (article): https://www.north2ndcofc.org/cheat-sheet-for-the-apocalypse/
Revelation 6: The Dwelling Place Of God: https://www.north2ndcofc.org/sermons/revelation-6-the-dwelling-place-of-god-02-15-15/
AD 96 Commentaries:
Harkrider, Robert. “Truth Commentary – Revelation.” ISBN 13: 9781584272465
Hailey, Homer. “Revelation, an Introduction and Commentary.” ISBN13: 9780801042010