The Gospel of the Revelation
The Gospel of The Revelation
according to St. John the Divine
Virtual Class on Zoom
Winter 2021 • St. John's MCC Raleigh
Study facilitated by Jim Manchester

Course Overview

When we look at Revelation with new eyes – with the eyes of God’s Rainbow People – we see it in a whole new way. We find a dream of an embattled people for which there is much hope. We leave behind the condemnation and judgment that so many would use to abuse us.

At 7:00 pm EST on Thursday, January 7, 2021, we begin with an extremely important Introduction to the Book of Revelation session, and our study continues in earnest the following week. This 8-week course will be held entirely on Zoom with help from Google Classroom. That means you can join each 2-hour class from anywhere in the world, but we must limit the class size to 30 participants.

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The Gospel of the Revelation

Class Outline

  1. Preconceived Notions
  2. How to Read Revelation Like a “Roman”
  3. Revelation Begins
    1. Chapter 4 – Heaven
    2. Chapter 5 – The Large Scroll
    3. Chapter 6 – The First Six Seals
  4. Parenthesis I – The Rescue Highlighted
    1. Chapter 7 – Deliverance
  5. The Day of the Lord
    1. Chapter 8 – Seventh Seal Events [Trumpet Judgments 1-4]
    2. Chapter 9 – Completion of 70th Week [Trumpet Judgments 5-6]
  6. Post Day Events
    1. Chapter 10 – The Little Scroll
    2. Chapter 11 – Daniel 9:24 Completed [Trumpet Judgment 7]
  7. Parenthesis II – Cosmic Conflict Highlighted
    1. Chapter 12 – The Beginning
    2. Chapter 13 – The Beginning of the End
    3. Chapter 14 – The End of the Beginning
  8. The Destruction of Antichrist
    1. Chapter 15 – Prelude to Bowl Judgments
    2. Chapter 16 – Bowl Judgments 1-7
  9. Parenthesis III – Destruction Highlighted
    1. Chapter 17 – The Great Harlot
    2. Chapter 18 – The Great City
    3. Chapter 19 – The Great Army
  10. The Reign of Christ
    1. Chapter 20
  11. The Conclusion
    1. Chapter 21 – New Heavens, New earth, New Jerusalem
    2. Chapter 22 – Epilogue
  12. Revelation Preamble
    1. Chapter 1 – Prologue
    2. Chapters 2-3 – The Seven Churches

While we will read major portions of the scripture in the Book of Revelation during our sessions, we encourage you to read and think about the chapters we will cover during your quiet time / devotion time each week BEFORE the class session. At the beginning of class, as a general rule, we will ask each other “What parts of this chapter trouble you?” and “What memories do those thoughts stir in you?” Please be ready to share your thoughts with your classmates.

Class DateBook of Revelation
Chapters Covered
Sections Covered
1/7/2021   Introduction
Session 1
1/14/2021 Chapter 4 Session 2
1/21/2021 Chapters 5 & 6 Session 3
1/28/2021 Chapters 7, 8, & 9
Chapters 10 & 11
Session 4
2/4/2021 Chapters 12 & 13 Session 5
2/11/2021 Chapters 14 - 15:1-4
Chapters 15:5-16:21
Session 6
2/18/2021 Chapter 17
Chapters 18-19:10
Chapters 19:11-22:21
Session 7
2/25/2021 Chapters 1, 2, & 3 Session 8