NextLevel Online: Revelation

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.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Guide

Revelation is…

  1. …Scary

    • The images in the book are unfamiliar and difficult to process.

    • It is a scary book!

  2. …ignored

    • Because it is scary, we oftentimes just ignore the book completely. Which is odd, because:

    • The only book that offers a blessing to those who read it, hear it, and obey (Rev 1:3).

    • The only book that promises a curse on anyone who adds or takes anything away from the book (Rev 22:18-19)

  3. …or Abused

    • And yet, this book is one of the most widely abused books in church history.

    • Some people are obsessed with the book of Revelation—transforming every ancient or modern discussion into a discourse about Revelation.

  4. …Confusing

    • Which is why many people simply find Revelation confusing.

    • MY GOAL: I want to simplify the book of Revelation.

  5. …God’s Word.

    • Revelation 1:1—This is a Revelation of Jesus Christ!

      • Revealing God to man…

      • Through the use of: CONTEXT!

        • If you take the Bible out of context you can make the Bible say whatever you want! (cf. Matt. 27:5b; Lk. 9:60; Lk. 3:11; Jn. 13:27b)

        • Philippians 4:13

  6. …a Blessing.

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.