• The Victorious Rider & the Chained Dragon Media Resource by

    Revelation 19:11-20:6

    The final chapters of Revelation present God’s victory in increasingly clear and decisive terms. In this lesson, we will first examine what Revelation teaches about Jesus’ triumph over the beast. Finally, we will discuss the period of one thousand years described in Revelation 20. Because God is in complete control and has limited Satan’s power, the church can faithfully and fearlessly carry out her mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. View Resource

  • The Vindication of the Saints Media Resource by

    Revelation 14:14-16:9

    God will leave nothing undone. As John continues to relate his heavenly vision, the unfolding story of Revelation is one of completion. When the harvest of God’s elect is ready to be gathered, Jesus will welcome every saint into His fold; when the hour of judgment arrives, God will answer the martyrs’ unresolved cry for justice; when the heavenly host observe God’s treatment of the righteous and the wicked, they will erupt with praise and adoration for His holiness, justice, and truth. Christians in all ages can take heart that God is at work and will not fail to accomplish … View Resource

  • The Wicked Lament & the Saints Rejoice Media Resource by

    Revelation 18:9-19:10

    After describing the hubris and fall of the great prostitute Babylon, John describes the dismayed reaction of the global powers who benefited from her indulgent reign. In contrast to the bitter sorrow of the wicked at Babylon’s demise, John also presents the chorus of praise that erupts from the poor and lowly when this oppressive mistress meets her end. He then points his readers forward to the glorious scene surrounding the marriage supper of the Lamb, when the church will emerge as a dazzling bride ready to take her place at Jesus’ side. View Resource

  • Fifth & Sixth Trumpets Media Resource by

    Revelation 9:5-11:3

    As the third literary cycle continues to describe judgment poured out on the earth, some difficult questions emerge. When the forces of evil appear to be so strong, how do we know that God is greater? In the face of intense suffering, why do more people not turn to Jesus? Why has God chosen to reveal some parts of His plan but not others? In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey will examine these questions and other complex features of these passages, finding hope in God’s sovereign power and faithful care for His people. View Resource

  • The Final Trumpets Media Resource by

    Revelation 11:4-19

    As we conclude our study of the third literary cycle in the book of Revelation, we encounter vivid descriptions of joyous celebration in heaven and of two witnesses who face opposition on earth. In Revelation 11, John continues to develop some of the major themes of this book, such as the faithful witness of God’s people in the face of suffering, the world’s refusal to repent and turn to Christ, and the culmination of Christ’s rule over a new heaven and a new earth. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey will examine this complex chapter and point out vital insights into … View Resource

  • From Seals to Trumpets Media Resource by

    Revelation 7:13-9:4

    After John revels in the sight of the great multitude from every nation in praise of God in the heavenly throne room, the focus once more turns back to tribulation and suffering. In contrast with the rejoicing of God’s people who have emerged victorious from their earthly troubles, the cycle that follows speaks of the even greater suffering experienced by the unbelieving earth. As we move from the seals of the second cycle to the trumpets of the third cycle, Dr. Godfrey will point out key insights to help us better have a heavenly view of the suffering we see … View Resource

  • Salvation Belongs to the Lord Media Resource by

    Revelation 6:9-7:12

    As we continue to examine the seven seals that John describes in the second cycle of the book of Revelation, God’s Word invites us to wrestle with challenging questions. In all ages, God’s people cry out, “How long, O Lord?” If God is in control, why is evil allowed to endure? Why is Jesus taking so long to return? In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey will navigate these questions and others, concluding that God is indeed in control, that salvation belongs to Him, and that even now He is at work in rescuing His people from darkness and despair. View Resource

  • The Woman & the Dragon Media Resource by

    Revelation 11:19-12:14

    After presenting the first three literary cycles of seven letters, seven seals, and seven trumpets, John unveils a dramatic narrative about a woman and a dragon. Depicting the devil’s ferocious onslaught against the people of God, this central cycle of Revelation offers a vivid account of the trials and tribulations that Christians experience on earth. Nevertheless, this account also offers God’s people encouragement and hope that the dragon is defeated and their victory is assured. View Resource

  • Worthy Is the Lamb Media Resource by

    Revelation 5:1-6:8

    After describing the breathtaking glory of the worship taking place in God’s throne room, John presents a grave conundrum. In God’s hand rests a scroll that holds the future of the human race, yet no one is present who is able to open it. Just as John begins to despair, he finds hope in the Lamb of God, who alone is worthy to open the scroll and consummate God’s design for human history. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey will explore this dramatic heavenly scene and revel in the glorious hope that we have in the ever-worthy Lamb of God, Jesus … View Resource

  • The Heavenly Throne Room Media Resource by

    Revelation 4

    The second cycle of Revelation begins with a dazzling description of God in His glory, seated in radiant splendor on His heavenly throne. The host of heaven and the redeemed human race are fixated on Him, their every thought focused on showering Him with the praise He deserves. Amid the struggles of day-to-day life, John reminds believers that even now our God reigns. As we fix our eyes and hearts on this reality, Scripture calls us to join our hearts and voices with the heavenly chorus as it declares that God alone is holy and worthy of praise. View Resource

  • Letters to Ephesus & Smyrna Media Resource by

    Revelation 2:1-11

    After beholding the glorious vision of Jesus in the heavenly temple, John was commanded to record letters from Jesus to seven specific churches. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey explores the first two letters, which deal with very different circumstances. Even though these letters were written two thousand years ago, they still have much to teach believers today. View Resource

  • Letters to Pergamum, Thyatira, & Sardis Media Resource by

    Revelation 2:12-3:6

    Continuing our study of Christ’s letters to the seven churches, we will turn our attention in this lecture to the three churches in the center of this literary section. These three congregations—located in the cities of Pergamum, Thyatira, and Sardis—are all commended for their acts of faithfulness to Christ yet still struggle with real problems. To believers of all ages who wrestle with the tension between their desire to live for Christ and their sin, these letters offer both deep encouragement and a call to renewed obedience. View Resource

  • Letters to Philadelphia & Laodicea Media Resource by

    Revelation 3:7-22

    Jesus concludes His seven letters to the churches with a letter of encouragement to the believers in Philadelphia and a letter of rebuke to the church in Laodicea. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey examines these final two letters, concluding the first of Revelation’s seven cycles and revealing a wealth of warning, instruction, and encouragement for believers today. View Resource

  • Time, Cycles, & Symbols Media Resource by

    Revelation 1:1-12

    The book of Revelation is not just a book of abstract predictions about a distant future. Instead, it tackles real and practical challenges that all generations of believers face. In the opening chapter of this book, John wastes no time in addressing the suffering and adversity that he and his fellow Christians have experienced. Yet, in the midst of trials and tribulation, he expresses a vision of God’s redemptive mission that offers hope to God’s people in all eras. View Resource

  • Understanding the Seven Letters Media Resource by

    Revelation 1:12-2:7

    The first chapter of Revelation concludes with a stunning heavenly scene. Jesus, the risen and glorious Conqueror, stands in majesty in the midst of His churches. Even though a glimpse of Jesus in glory is enough to bring John to his knees, Jesus speaks gentle words of blessing to His people. As we begin to explore Christ’s letters to the seven churches, we will behold a picture not just of Jesus’ sovereign majesty but also of His tender, pastoral heart for His people. View Resource