|Gary Wilson pointed me to Albrecht Durer's woodcuts on the Book of Revelation.|
This coming Sunday morning, March 22, I will give the first of many messages at Redeemer on the biblical book of Revelation. We will go verse-by-verse through this incredible text until - a year or more later? - we finish it.
This Sunday morning I will set the stage and preach from Rev. 1:1-3, which reads:
My preaching goals include:
- rightly interpreting the biblical text.
- understanding the meaning of the text as it was read by the early church.
- discerning the relevance of Revelation for the times we now live in.
The commentaries I am using to preach Revelation are:
G.K. Beale, Revelation: A Shorter Commentary (only 562 pages)
Grant Osborne, Revelation
George Ladd, Revelation
Robert Mounce, Revelation
Craig Keener, Revelation: The NIV Application Commentary
Ben Witherington, Revelation
I also recommend two books on Revelation that can be read more devotionally -
- Eugene Peterson's Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination.
- N. T. Wright's Revelation for Everyone.
If you come to Redeemer I recommend you begin reading and re-reading Revelation to become more familiar with it.
I am excited about taking a long, deep look at this incredible biblical book and what God is going to say to us and do in our church family!
(Note: these sermons will also be online, so you can listen to them and follow along if this is for you.)