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The book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible, has had a huge, and arguably the most significant impact on our modern culture out of all biblical books. This is a book that has been misunderstood and misused for centuries.
Many people have used the book of revelation to advance their own warped theology, whilst others have simply avoided this 'strange and obscure' book.
In this series we will explore this wonderful and fascinating book and develop skills that help us make sense of the Revelation of Jesus Christ in order to live lives in light that Jesus reigns.
01 How to Read the book of Revelation
At the beginning of this series we explore how we should read the book of Revelation and how not to read it. Nick explains the sort of book that Revelation is and how it gives us an insight in seeing the world from the perspective of heaven. Ultimately, Revelation is a book of hope and is all about Jesus. [Recorded 18th September 2016]
02 What is Jesus looking for in a church?
What are you looking for in a church? We all have a list of what we think a church should be doing. But what is Jesus looking for in a church? In this talk, Nick looks at what Jesus saw in the seven churches of Asia Minor, in the first Century, and what this says to us today. [Recorded 25th September 2016]
03 God is still on the throne
The central understanding of the book of Revelation is that things are not as they seem. The writer, John gets to see the world from the perspective of heaven. In this talk Mark Harbour explains that despite all that is going on in the world, God is on the throne and Jesus, The Lion of Judah wins by being the lamb that was slain. This revelation brings is to our knees in worship and adoration. [Recorded 2nd October 2016]
04 Stand in the place where you live
Revelation 6 and 7 gives us a view of earth that we find both horrifying and heartbreakingly true. Evil is allowed to run its course and we may ask, "Who can stand?" And yet God will bring justice and put the world to rights. He calls us, His followers, to take a stand against the corruption and carnage. [Recorded 16th Oct 2016]
05 Are you ignoring God's warnings?
God warns people because God loves people. He is a God of love and mercy as well as a God of judgement. The tragedy is that we often take no notice of the warnings. We ignore the consequences thinking we know better then blame God when it all goes wrong. Revelation 8 to 11 is all about God warning of coming judgement. We have a choice will we resist or repent? [Recorded 21st October 2016]
06 How do we stand against evil?
One of the central themes in the book of Revelation, and in the whole Bible, is the conflict between two kingdoms – one ruled by God and the other by Satan. Revelation invites us to see things from the perspective of heaven. In this talk, Nick outlines some of the strategies of the enemy and and how those who follow Jesus are to stand up against evil. [Recorded 30th October 2016]
07 Does God have a plan for Israel?
People say that you shouldn't talk about Politics and Religion, so this talk is all about Israel. Revelation is an intensely political book. Any talk on the 'End Times' has to involve Israel, but which Israel? And how do we personally break the cycle of Pain and Retribution to seek and embrace Peace and Reconciliation. [Recorded 6th November 2016]
08 Why Judgement is really Good News
In chapters 14 to 16 of the book of Revelation we find the theme of justice and judgment woven together, surprisingly, with the theme of worship. To people who are suffering and consistently persecuted, the idea of God coming back to bring judgment and justice is really good news. [Recorded 13th November 2016]
09 Where are you at home?
In chapters 17 to 18 of the book of Revelation John describes the judgement of Babylon For John, Babylon represented the Roman Empire. Babylon was the antithesis of the heavenly city of the New Jerusalem. In this talk Nick asks, "where are we at home?" Empire or Kingdom? [Recorded 20th November 2016]
10 How do we talk about hell?
There are a lot of things we don’t want to think about, let alone talk about. We may want to talk about the end of the world and speculate but we don’t want to talk about the end of our lives. Revelation insists that we think about the finality our lives and our final eternal destination. But how do we talk about hell? [Recorded 27th November 2016]
11 Life on Planet Earth II
As we close our series on Revelation, Nick looks at what Heaven will be like. The End of the World is a New Beginning: A New Heaven and a New Earth. When our World falls apart we can hold onto the hope of the reality of Heaven and see things from an eternal Kingdom Persepctive. [Recorded 4th November 2016]
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