A distinguished member of MPC repeatedly told that he wanted to hear me preach through the book of Revelation before he died; he was very adamant. This dear friend is not in bad health, praise the Lord, but he is in his 80’s. What could I do? So, I planned it out, bought a ton of books, and launched into it.
Consolidated on this page are links to sermons (both audio and manuscripts) and lectures (slides with audio). The plan is to post various handouts I make up for the aforementioned (in process), and to update this page regularly, as I work through the book. Plus, I plan to put a bibliography down at the bottom, with some input on each title (also in process). Check back periodically, as I won’t be posting every week on this page. I’m currently (as of 2/2022) alternating between three series of sermons (including Romans and the Ten Commandments), plus I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire, as a small town pastor who is busy in the local community. So, it’s coming along at a steady, but leisurely, pace.
Please note that my interpretation of the Apocalypse reflects what might fit into the label of a Partial-Preterist, Amillennial view, although I’m not wholly satisfied with those labels. As it is, I hold to a circa. AD 65 date of the book’s writing with the Lord Jesus then and now reigning until his final coming, and I preach and teach from that point of view. The “Lessons” portion below explains what that means to some extent.
These lessons consist of an 8-part study that I led during the evening service at MPC, and include both slides and audio. These are a good start for a study on Revelation and include various clarifications you might find at the beginning of a commentary.
This gives a bit on my background of study on Revelation and begins the lessons on the major interpretational methods people use, starting with the historicist view.
Here I present a broad overview of the redemptive historical timeline honing in on the time from the first advent until the the Lord’s final coming. My view.
An examination of the futurist view of interpretation along with pros and cons.
A likewise examination of these views.
Handout – The Four Major Interpretive Methods for Revelation
Explanation as to the significance of beginning interpreting Revelation with the correct date. Explanation as to why the early-date (circa AD 65) is correct and the late-date (circa AD 95) is incorrect. The next three lessons expand on this theme.
– The Olivet Discourse
Included here are links to the sermons on Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, as given in Matthew. The Lord’s discourse is a major key to understanding the Book of Revelation, so I recommend you start with these before launching into Revelation.
– The Apocalypse of John
(I included “Kingdom Now, Kingdom Come” because it speaks to the millennial reign of Christ)
Revelation 6:12-17 – “Anticipation and Crescendo of the Seals (Part Two)” – Audio / Manuscript
Revelation 7:1-8 – “The Remnant of Faithful Jews” (The 144,000) – Audio / Manuscript
Revelation 7:9-14 – “The Multitudes (Part One)” – Audio / Manuscript
More to come …