The Alpha & The Omega

By August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 1:1-20 |

Series:

[OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK]
Four Main Views Of Revelation
1 - Preterist: Fulfilled in the 1st Century
2 - Historicist: Overview of Church history
3 - Idealist: Nonliteral depiction of the battle between God & satanic forces
4 - Futurist: Chapters 4-22 as prophetic accounts of actual future events

Outline Of Revelation Found in 1:19
1 - “What You Have Seen” (1:9-20)
2 - “What Is Now” (Ch. 2-13)
3 - “What will take place later” (Ch. 4-22)

Sequel of Future Events
1 - The Rapture Of The Church
2 - The Great Tribulation
3 - The Final Battle (Armageddon)
4 - The Millennial Reign Of Peace
5 - The Final Judgement Of The Lost
6 - The Eternal State = Heaven & Hell

THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA / Revelation 1:1-20

1 / Jesus Christ Is The Central Figure Of Revelation (v 1-2)
2 / God’s Blessing is Promised To Those Who Read, Hear, & Embrace The Message Of Revelation (v 3)
3 / The Apostle John Is The Human Penman Of Revelation (v 1, 4, 9-11a)
4 / Seven Churches In The Province Of Asia (Turkey) Are The Original Recipients of Revelation (v 4 & 11)
5 / The Triune God - Father, Son, & Spirit - Gives Grace And Peace And Is To Be Worshipped (v 4-6)
6 / The Return Of Jesus To Defeat Evil & Establish His Reign Is The Central Theme Of Revelation (v 7-8)
7 / The Vision Of The Glorified Christ Is Both Frightening & Comforting (v 12-18)
8 / The Lord Jesus Knows The Future As Surely As He Knows The Past (v 19-20)

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