What's it about?

Revelation paints a clear picture of Jesus. In this 10 week study, we’ll discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus living in challenging times. We’ll see the mission of Jesus’ disciples along with the gospel they proclaimed. And, we'll dive deeply into the meaning that is so often puzzling to the modern reader. By the end of the study ...

  • You'll increase the breadth of your understanding of who Jesus is and grow deeper in your spiritual life.

  • You'll walk away with a greater appreciation for what it takes to stay on Jesus' mission.

  • You'll grow in the depth of your knowledge about what it means to follow Jesus during political, economic, and societal turmoil.

Study Guide Outline

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    • Introducing Revelation

    • Reading Apocalyptic Literature

  3. 3
    • Literary Genre of Revelation

    • Author, Date, Provenance, Audience

    • Major Themes in Revelation

  4. 4
    • Who is John's Jesus?

    • Cultural Context of the Seven Churches

    • The Occasion for Revelation

  5. 5
    • Old Testament Continuity with Revelation

    • Worship, Disciple, and Mission in Revelation

    • Jesus is Worthy

    • Are you enjoying this study?

  6. 6
    • The Septets

    • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    • The Disciple in Revelation

    • A Faithful Witness

  7. 7
    • Salvation for Jews and Gentiles

    • Introducing the Trumpets

    • The Obstinance of People and the Mission of God

    • Seven Churches Study Tour

    • The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet

  8. 8
    • John's Nativity

    • The Two Beasts and a Mark

    • The Angel and the Gospel

    • Two More Angels

    • The Harvests

  9. 9
    • True Worshippers

    • God's Goodness & Warning

    • The Glory of God

  10. 10
    • The Prostitute and the Beast

    • The Threat of the World's Enticement

    • The Utter Evil and End of Babylon

    • When is the End?

    • The Bride of Christ

    • The Rider on the White Horse

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    • The Thousand Years

    • The Judgment of Satan and the Rest

    • New Heaven and Earth

    • The Dwelling Place of God

    • A New Garden

    • The Coming of Christ

    • Conclusion: Doing Theology in Community

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The study guide includes the following features:

  • Hours of on-demand video

  • Articles and blogs written by our facilitators

  • Accessibility 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer

  • Reflection questions to help you digest and apply the content

  • Discussion forums to do theology in a community with others in your cohort and around the world

  • Earn a certificate of completion

Meet the study facilitators

With Dr. Harris’ expertise in spiritual formation, Dr. Feiser’s in systematic theology, and Dr. Cooper's in missiology, we’ll examine the theocentric nature of the book which paints a beautiful picture of Jesus as He truly is. Such an understanding of Jesus compels us to stay on mission.

Professor of Spiritual Formation

Donald Patrick Harris

Don is, first and foremost, a Christian thinker and practitioner. But he is also a spiritual friend-director and missiologist. Don and his wife, Ellen, invested twenty-five years of their lives as missionaries—most of them in the former Czechoslovakia. While living there his primary focus was facilitative church planting, functioning as a trainer, coach and mentor with Czech church planters. He also provided spiritual friendship and direction for expatriate missionaries and other spiritual leaders. Don earned a professional doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, specializing in Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders. However, his highest academic credential is the Th.M. in New Testament. He continues to bring his experience and education to bear on his ministry passion: Christian ministry leaders, congregations and organizations who struggle and seek help. Don and Ellen make their home in Palm City on South Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Professor of Missiological Theology

Michael T. Cooper

Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for a missions agency where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism and has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.

Senior Pastor, Round Hill EPC

David D. Feiser

A graduate of Penn State, Pastor Dave earned a Master of Theological Studies at Palmer Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia, and then to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, where he received a Ph.D. in Theological Studies with a concentration in Systematic Theology. His dissertation was a theology of proclamation, aiming to help the local church use not only preaching, but the sacraments and living out one's faith in the world as means of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.