Monthly Archives: October 2017


Scripture Sunday: 2 Samuel 7:22

2 Samuel 7—Making the Temple. David wanted to make a Temple for God. •Resolve: the resolve to build the Temple spoke of David’s devotion to God. •Response: Nathan the prophet told David it was a good resolve. •Refusal: later God told David through Nathan that David could not build the Temple, but his son would. •Reaction: David humbly accepted the refusal and honored God in his prayer. –Butler’s Daily Bible Reading


An Outline on the Book of Revelation

Revelation Outline I put this together for a course on Revelation I took during my M Div program at Luther Rice Seminary. Download a printable PDF version I. Prologue/preface/introduction of the book (Revelation 1) A. The prologue from Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1) B. The authorship of John (Revelation 1:1-2) C. The blessing for those who read and heed the book (Revelation 1:3) D. The destination: to the seven churches in Asia Minor (Revelation 1:4) E. The praise to Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:5-8) F. The provenance of John: Patmos (Revelation 1:9) G. The proclamation commencing the book (Revelation 1:10) H. The addressee of the book: to the seven churches in Asia Minor (Revelation 1:11) I. The vision of Christ among the seven lampstands (Revelation 1:12-13) J. The glory and splendor of Christ (Revelation 1:14-16) K. The commission from Christ (Revelation 1:17-20) II. Messages to the seven churches in Asia Minor (Revelation 2-3) A. Ephesus: The “loveless church” (Revelation 2:1-7) 1. The commendation: rejects apostasy (Revelation 2:2-3,6) 2. The condemnation: lost first love (Revelation 2:4) 3. The consequence: repent or “lose candlestick” (Revelation 2:5) B. Smyrna: The “persecuted church” (Revelation 2:8-11) 1. The commendation: Endured persecution (Revelation 2:9) 2. The comfort: Will receive crown (Revelation 2:10) C. Pergamum: The “tolerant church” (Revelation […]


Scripture Sunday: Revelation 1:8

Revelation 1:1–8—Introduction. •Superscription: this includes the preview of the book (prophecy), the penmen of the book (John), and the promise of the book (blessings for those who read, hear, and keep it). •Salutation: from John (brief and gracious greeting); from Christ (speaks of His crucifixion, His church, His coming, and His character). –Butler’s Daily Bible Reading