We continue in our series, looking now at Revelation 2:18-29. We begin by thinking a bit more about the call to “hold fast” to the “[Christ’s] works,” and then dig a bit deeper into the description of the false teaching as well as the OT background to this promise that we will reign with Christ. Finally, we close by considering some of the practical questions about what it looks like to interact lovingly and winsomely when we face friction with the world on account of faithfulness.
On Sunday (Feb. 21, 2021) Dan will be preaching on Christ’s message to the church in Pergamum in Revelation 2:12-17. So in this episode, in anticipation of that upcoming sermon, we spend time modeling how we might interrogate the passage with questions to try to gain a better understanding of it.
Kirk and Dan record some material on their drive to a Charles Simeon Trust workshop. (Be on the lookout for the part when they go through the Starbucks drive-through). In this episode, they talk about Christ’s message in Revelation 2:8-11 to the church in Smyrna.
In this episode, we look at the uses of “conquer,” “overcome,” or “victory” across John’s writings, but especially the book of Revelation. What is the meaning of this call to “conquer”? And how does it shape our understanding of the book and the nature of the Christian life?