Revelation2015

Revelation2015

Agnus Dei
The Lamb of God

PBCC Interns

Revelation

Spring Quarter 2015
March 24 – June 9, 2015
Led by Bernard Bell

Schedule

Week Date Text Topic
1 March 24 Intro How to read Revelation
2 March 31 1:1-8 Group reading of the book; further intro.
3 April 7 1:9-3:22 The Seven Messages to the Churches
4 April 14 4:1-5:14 The Throne Room in Heaven
5 April 21 6:1-8:5 The Seven Seals
6 April 28 8:6-11:19 The Seven Trumpets
7 May 5 12:1-14:20 The Dragon, the Two Beasts, and the Lamb
May 12 no class
8 May 19 15:1-16:21 The Seven Bowls
9 May 26 17:1-19:10 The Fall of Babylon
10 June 2 19:11-21:8 From Babylon to New Jerusalem
11 June 9 21:9-22:9 The New Jerusalem

1. Introduction (3/24)

Handouts:

  • Text of Revelation:
    • Multiple versions (pdf) – parallel columns of 8 translations: NASB, NRSV, ESV, NIV, HCSB, CEB; NLT, The Message.
    • NET – NET Bible (pdf).
    • ESV: ESV wide margin for annotating (pdf).
    • NIV dramatized (pdf) – in parts for group reading.
  • Reading Revelation (pdf) – Bernard Bell
  • Bernard’s sermons: the series “The Seen and the Unseen” preached at PBCC (2001-2007) pdf | epub

2. Group Reading & Further Introduction (3/31)

Handouts:

3. Seven Messages to the Churches (4/07)

Assignments for today:

  • 1:9-20 structure & imagery – Jeremy
  • chaps. 2-3 structure of the seven messages – Laura
  • What Jesus and the Spirit are saying to the churches – Char
  • Theme: tribulation – Lucinda

Handouts:

4. The Heavenly Throne Room (4–5) (4/14)

Assignments for today:

  • ch. 4 structure & imagery – Olivia
  • ch. 5 structure & imagery – Allie
  • Theme: worship – Lucinda & Dave Matsamura
  • Theme: interaction between heaven and earth – David Misson

Handouts:

5. The Seven Seals (6:1-8:5) (4/21)

Assignments for today:

  • ch. 6 structure & imagery – Ben
  • ch. 7 structure & imagery – Char
  • 8:1-5 structure & imagery – Laura

Handouts:

6. The Seven Trumpets (8:2-11:19) (4/28)

Assignments for today:

  • 8:2–9:21; 11:15-19 structure & imagery – Dave Matsamura
  • ch. 10 structure & imagery – Jeremy
  • 11:1-14 structure & imagery – Lucinda

Handouts:

7. War (12:1–14:20) (5/05)

Assignments for today:

  • 12:1-17 structure & imagery – Laura
  • 13:1-14:5 structure & imagery – Kendall
  • 14:6-20 structure & imagery – Allie

Handouts:

8. The Seven Bowls (15:1–16:21) (5/19)

Assignments for today:

  • 15:1-8 structure & imagery – David Misson
  • 16:1-21 structure & imagery – Vicky

Handouts:

9. The Babylon Appendix (17:1-19:10) (5/26)

Assignments for today:

  • 17:1-18 structure & imagery – Lucinda
  • 18:1-24 structure & imagery – David Matsamura
  • 19:1-10 structure & imagery – Char

Handouts:

10. From Babylon to the New Jerusalem (19:11-21:8) (6/02)

Assignments for today:

  • 19:11-21:15 structure & imagery – Ben
  • 20:1-6 the millennium – Jeremy
  • 21:1-8 structure & imagery – Allie
  • theme: wedding – Laura