Kirk and Dan tackle the last 3 “and I saw” visions of Revelation 11:19-15:4. These three, along with the two visions of Revelation 14:1-13 from last week, unveil to us the “end game,” the contrasting final destinies, for those who worship the lamb vs. those who worship the beast. We are empowered for patient endurance as we look forward to the full completion and final manifestation of God’s salvation through judgment.
In this episode, Kirk and Dan cover the second monster and his mark in Revelation 13:11-18, the sealed 144,000 who sing the song of the redeemed in 14:1-5, and the message of the three angels — a message of doom and reversal for those marked by the monster — in 14:6-13.
The Preaching Suite is new base package from Logos Bible Software designed with tools and resources specifically with preachers in mind.
Some years back, Logos came out with Denominational Base Packages with resources specifically selected from various traditions (e.g., Reformed, Baptist, Methodist, etc.). You might think of the new Preaching Suite something akin to that, except instead of being a base package designed for a particular denomination, its resources are geared towards preaching.
You can break down the Preaching Suite‘s resources as follows:
- A sermon scheduling tool (Sermon Manager).
- Sermon prep and study resources (e.g., commentaries, Bible dictionaries, homiletical resources, Logo’s Factbook, passage guides, preaching workflows, etc.).
- A sermon composition tool (Sermon Builder).
- A sermon delivery tool (Preaching Mode).
- And finally a streamline way to upload and archive your recorded sermons.
The Preaching Suite is available via a monthly subscription; or own it for a one-time fee.Continue reading
In this episode, Dan joins Kirk to break down some of the overall structure of Revelation 12-15 and the role of the key characters in the book of Revelation: the dragon, beast, false prophet, and harlot. After that, they dive into the text of Revelation 13:1-10 to discuss the details of this first beast who rises from the sea. (Passage structure below.)