Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Studying the last letter in the book

Peninsula Covenant Church (PCC)  is studying the book of Revelation. What an undertaking. We have every Sunday slated until June to study and discuss the book. Before the great, sometimes misunderstood,  battle of the dragon and the lamb come some great theology about Jesus and the Church. The letters to the seven churches are full of amazing encouragement, warning, and correction in the beginning of John's Revelation. This week I am tackling Revelation 2, the letters to the churches that met in Smyrna and Pergamum (Rev 2:8-17). I will be speaking at PCC's worship center at 9:15am, 11am, and 5:30pm. I would love your prayer. I would also love your insight. I want to know what people think is important to include in interacting with this part of the apocalyptic scripture. 

What do you observe, from simply reading the text, that stands out?

What questions arise from this scripture that you, or others might have?

I'd love your help in shaping the message. 


Johnny said...

Upon another reading, I thought it was interesting that in Rev 2:13 AMP, Jesus twice reveals that Satan is enthroned and dwells in Pergamum. I feel that the emphasis He places on this fact specifically highlights the faithfulness, trust, and loyalty of the angel of Pergamum.

On a side note, I think it's also interesting that people who believe in Patron Saints typically pray to Antipas regarding ailments of the teeth, and you're going to be the one preaching this weekend. Ironic.

Tony's 2 Cents said...

Dude! Thanks for being the 1st (and only) contributer.

Good thoughts

How did you find out the teeth thing? That's so funny. Me and antipas: homies!