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Revelation – week 3 (concluded)

7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open: 8 ‘I know your deeds. Look! I have put in front […]


Revelation – week 3 (cont’d again)

18 “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Son of God, the one who has eyes like a fiery flame and whose feet are like polished bronze: 19 ‘I know your deeds: your love, faith, service, and steadfast endurance. In fact, your more recent […]


Revelation – week 3 (cont’d)

As we continue in Revelation’s letters to the 7 churches, we next come to the church at Pergamum:12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write the following:“This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who has the sharp double-edged sword: 13 ‘I know where you live– where Satan’s throne is. Yet you continue […]


Revelation week 3a

2:1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who has a firm grasp on the seven stars in his right hand– the one who walks among the seven golden menorahs: 2 ‘I know your works as well as your labor and steadfast endurance, […]


Revelation – week 3

As we continue in Revelation, we now come to chapters 2-3. These are messages to 7 churches (and thus, symbolically all the churches) from Jesus Himself. These are His revelations regarding each of their present situations. The letters are addressed to “the angel of the church at…” and the meaning of this phrase is debated. […]


Revelation study – week 2b

1:9 I, John, (your brother and the one who shares with you in the persecution, kingdom, and patient endurance that are in Jesus) was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day when I heard behind me […]


Revelation students…

Ben Witherington has an excellent article on the ethics and warnings found in John’s letters to the Seven Churches in Rev. 2-3. Dojo Disclaimer: It may raise eyebrows among our brothers and sisters in Christ who hold to a doctrine of Eternal Security or “Once Saved, Always Saved” (two slightly differing theological positions, btw.). Always […]


Revelation study – week 2a

1:1 The revelation of Jesus the Messiah, which God gavehim to show his servants what must take place soon/swiftly. He made it clear by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who then testified to everythingthat he saw concerning the word of God and the testimony about Jesus the Messiah. 3 Blessed is the […]


Is Jesus based on older pagan myths

Occasionally, I will post on this blog older posts from my personal Myspace blog which have to do with Christianity, Discipleship, Scholarship or Biblical Studies. This is one I posted back in the Fall that I’d like to make available to the Discipleship Dojo community. As usual, comments, questions, or feedback are always welcome! Christianity […]


The book of Revelation – Week 1

Welcome to our study of Revelation. This blog will be a place where anyone interested in the book of Revelation can follow along with the Passage class at GSUMC (for more information on Passage School of Theology, go to http://www.gsumc.org/ and follow the “classes and groups” link on the left-hand side of the screen). Each […]

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