NextLevel Online: Revelation

by Shane J. Wood

In this series, Shane J. Wood, Ph.D. (New Testament faculty at Ozark Christian College) will help you think critically about the book of Revelation and read it for what the text says and not what you have always been told that it says. Shane hopes to simplify the book so that you can deliver a blessing to those who read it.

Revelation



Lessons

Session 1
Session 1

Introductions

In session 1, we are introduced to the book of Revelation, scary, ignored, abused, and confusing. However, with proper context, we can see it not only as God's Word but as a blessing.

Session 2
Session 2

Challenging Assumptions

In session 2, we discuss the troubling assumption that Revelation is a chronological roadmap of the future. What if Revelation's target is not to predict the future , but to transform YOU?

Session 3
Session 3

Defusing Semantic Bombs

We are diving deeper into Revelation and addressing the questions "Are we living in the 'last days'?" and "What is 'prophecy'?"

Session 4
Session 4

The People of the Revelation (Historical Background)

In session 4, we examine the conflict in the historical background of Revelation and its impact on real people, in real time, going through real struggles.

Session 5
Session 5

Learning to Ask the Right Questions (Genre)

Session 5 discusses what genre is and how it can help us ask the right questions about the book of Revelation. This section also includes the different genres of the Book of Revelation.

Session 6
Session 6

The Imagery in the Book of Revelation (Symbols)

Symbols have power, but how do we interpret the symbols of Revelation? In this session, you will find practical tips to understanding symbolism using context.

Session 7
Session 7

A Peculiar Organization of Thought (Structure)

In session 7, we examine linear thinking versus recapitulation and gain some tools for understanding the organizational structure of the book of Revelation.

Session 8
Session 8

The Message of Revelation (Application)

What does the book of Revelation want us to do? What is the message?

Session 9
Session 9

What About the Mark of the Beast? (Rev 13:16-18)

What do we do with the Mark of the Beast? Defining who you are and who you belong to.

Session 10
Session 10

What About the Rapture? (Rev 4:1)

In session 10, we examine the Rapture in the Biblical context, challenging things you hold near and dear.

Session 11
Session 11

What About Heaven? (Rev 21-22)

What will Heaven be like? In this final session of Revelation, we will dig into the linguistics supporting the "New Heaven" and "New Earth" and the broken relationships that will finally be restored.