Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Revelation Intro - Lecture 3, Part 2 - Outline of the Book | Steve Gregg





This is the 1st half of the 3rd lecture of Steve Gregg's intro on Revelation. This is the 2012 module of The New Great Commission School in Monroe, WA. Steve takes a fair look at all the major views of Revelation.

The entire 3rd lecture is on MP3 and available for download free here.

You may download Steve's notes for the 3 introductory lectures here. I've pasted the a portion below.




INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION
by Steve Gregg

VII. Outline of the Book:

Prologue: (1:1-8)

Section One: Christ Among the Seven Churches (1:9 - 3:22)
   A. Opening Vision: Christ among the Seven Lampstands (1:9-20)
   B. Seven letters to the seven churches (chapters 2 and 3)
      1. To Ephesus (2:1-7)
      2. To Smyrna (2:8-11)
      3. To Pergamum (2:12-17)
      4. To Thyatira (2:18-29)
      5. To Sardis  (3:1-6)
      6. To Philadelphia (3:7-13)
      7. To Laodicea (3:14-22)

Section Two: The Lamb and the Seven-Sealed Scroll (4:1 - 8:1)
    A. Opening vision: The heavenly court and the scroll given to the Lamb (ch. 4 - 5)
    B. The breaking of the seven seals (6:1 -8:1)
       1. White horse (6:1-2)
       2. Red horse  (6:3-4)
       3. Black horse (6:5-6)
       4. Pale horse (6:7-8)
       5. Souls of martyrs cry for vindication (6:9-11)
       6. The wrath of the Lamb (6:12-17)
           [interlude: the safety of the redeemed (chapter 7)
       7. Silence in heaven for half an hour

Section Three: The First Six Trumpets (chapters 8-9)
     A. Opening vision: Fire from the altar in heaven cast upon earth (8:2-6)
     B. The sounding of the seven trumpets (8:7- 11:18)
       1. One-third of plants destroyed (8:7)
       2. One-third of sea turns to blood (8:8-9)
       3. One-third of rivers made bitter (8:10-11)
       4. One-third of sun, moon, etc. smitten (8:12)
          [announcement of three "woes" to come  (8:13) ]
       5. First woe: locusts from the pit (9:1-12)
       6. Second woe: 200 million "horsemen" (9:13-21)

Section Four:  The Forty-Two Months (chapters 10-13)
      A. Opening vision: The Messenger with the "little book" (chapter 10)
      B. The Contents
         1. The measuring of the temple (11:1-2)
         2. The two witnesses (11:3-13)
 3. The Last Trumpet (11:14-19)
         4. The woman, the child, and the dragon (chapter 12)
         5. The two beasts (chapter 13)
        
Section Five: The Last Plagues (chapters 14-16)
      A. Opening visions (chapters 14-15)
1. The 144,000 (14:1-5)
2. The preaching of the Gospel (14:6-7)
3. The announcement of Babylon's fall (14:8)
4. The doom of the beast's worshippers (14:9-11)
5. Beatitude for the dead (14:12-13)
6. The harvest (14:14-20)
7. Heavenly vision of triumph and impending judgment (chapter 15)

      B. The seven bowls of wrath (chapter 16)
          1. Earth smitten (16:1-2)
          2. Sea smitten  (16:3)
          3. Rivers smitten (16:4-7)
          4. Sun smitten (16:8-9)
          5. Throne of the beast smitten (16:10-11)
          6. Armageddon (16:12-14, 16)
             [ interlude: beatitude for the prepared (16:15) ]
          7. "It is done" (16:17-21)

Section Six: Seven Proclamations of Triumph (chapters 17-19)
        A. Opening vision: The death of the harlot city (chapter 17)
        B. Seven voices (chapters 18 - 19)
           1. "Babylon is fallen" (18:1-3)
           2. "Reward her double for her sins" (18:4-20)
           3. "Thus with violence she is thrown down" (18:21-24)
           4. "Alleluia! God is just!" (19:1-4)
           5. "Praise God, all his servants" (19:5)
           6. "The marriage of the Lamb has come!" (19:6-10)
             [ interlude: the conquering Word of God (19:11-16) ]
           7. Invitation to the feast of the fowls (19:17-21)

Section Seven: The New Creation (chapters 20 - 22)
         A. Opening vision: The judgment of the dragon (chapter 20)
         B. The New Creation (21:9 - 22:19) [outlined in 21:1-8]
            1. The heavenly Jerusalem (21:9-21)
            2. The habitation of God (21:22-27)
            3. Renewal of the world (22:1-5)
            4. Affirmation of God's word (22:6-10)
            5. God's work completed (22:11-15)
            6. Final blessing (22:16-17)
            7. Final curse (22:18-19)

Epilogue: (22:20-21)



If interested in the study Biblical prophecy/the end times/last things (Eschatology), you may also be interested in Steve's other studies:

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What are We to Make of Israel? (Does God have two peoples or one?)


Steve Gregg's book on Revelation

Revelation - Four Views: A Parallel Commentary by Steve Gregg
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