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Pastor Susan's Notes
Pastor Susan’s Notes
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
(or The Revelation to John of Patmos or The Revelation of John)
During each Sunday Message in July we will be learning about some of the inner workings of the Book of Revelation (not Revelations, with an ‘s’!) so it won’t be a mystery anymore.
Things you may not know:
*The Roman emperor exiled the Apostle John to the Greek Island of Patmos. The book is a vision John had (vivid images and weird depictions).
*The number seven is used a lot, for example, the seven lampstands represent the seven churches in Asia Minor to whom he is writing.
*It’s a book of encouragement (really!). A group of us studied The Book of Revelation in 2012, an eight-week Bible Study, with a help guide called: Journeys Through Revelation: Apocalyptic Hope for Today.
*The highlight and beauty of the story comes at the end.
*Jesus said we would never know the ‘end time’ (when he would return) so don’t sweat it! Just live each day in a Christ-like way.
I’ll see you in church as we explore this unique, but relevant, book of the Bible.