Kingdom Vs. Empire

The book of Revelation is challenging to read and understand.  Do you read it literally, symbolically, metaphorically, or some other way?  Is it about the past, the present, the future, or all three?  What do you do with the violent and alarming images found within the book?  Do we ignore it and pretend the Bible ends with the book of Jude?  Or do we spend so much time in the book trying to understand “the end of the world”?

The book of Revelation is actually a book about the Kingdom of God and Empires in conflict.  It is a book about a world of beauty as we read about the self sacrificial love of Christ as he triumphs over evil, death, sin, the Satan, and hell.  

Veritas will explore Revelation this Fall in the series Kingdom vs. Empire from September 25-November 20.  

September 25:        A Vision of Beauty Revelation 1:1-4

October 2:            Lion and the Lamb: Revelation 5:1-10

October 9:            The Table: Meditations,  Simple Meal, Feetwashing, Communion

October 16:            The Lamb’s Roar: Revelation 1:9-11

October 23:            Holy War: Revelation 7:9, 14:18-20

October 30:            5th Sunday Day of Service

November 6:        Jerusalem Bride: Revelation 21:1-2

November 13:        End of the World as we know it. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

November 20:        Kingdom vs. Empire Question and Answer

So invite some friends to join you as we explore the book of Revelation in our series Kingdom vs. Empire.