Episodes: Revelation

Revelation

Revelation 1

  • A Gentle Dogmatism
    November 16, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 9: What This Church Needs (Wrap Up)

    Walk through any Christian bookstore and you will find critiques of the church’s activity and theology. How do we discern the real church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3:22
  • How to Keep from Growing Weary
    November 17, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 9: What This Church Needs (Wrap Up)

    The church is facing challenges from the outside and problems from the inside. Do you ever feel like giving up? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3:22
  • A Mystery Guest at Your Church
    November 15, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 9: What This Church Needs (Wrap Up)

    It seems like everyone has an opinion about problems in the church. Nancy says only one opinion truly matters. What does Jesus think? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3:22
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 6
    August 7, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    The church isn’t perfect. You know that. But are you free to leave? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 5
    August 4, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    "I love Jesus, but I’m not interested in organized religion." Nancy says you can’t love Jesus and not love the Church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 4
    August 3, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    The final book in our Bibles is called Revelation. But what exactly does it reveal? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 3
    August 2, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    Can you imagine if your church received a letter directly from Jesus? Several churches actually did. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 2
    August 1, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    Jesus is coming soon. Some of us have been hearing that all our lives—so much so that it just sounds clichéd. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 1
    July 31, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    There are few books of the Bible that create as much heat as Revelation, generating controversy and debate. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3
  • The Unveiling
    September 8, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    There are few books of the Bible that create as much heat as Revelation, generating controversy and debate. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3

Revelation 2

  • Belief and Behavior
    September 6, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    When sin is allowed to flourish in the church, two groups of people need to repent: those committing the sin and those tolerating it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • Culture, Career, and Compromise
    September 20, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Say your child wants to see a particular movie and tells you it’s okay since all the kids at church have seen it. Can you trust that? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • The Judgment of a Just God
    September 22, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    When God acts as judge, He is never unjust. His judgment follows mercy that has been refused. Gain a clear understanding of God’s justice. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Keeping Your Covenant
    September 5, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    Imagine the devastation of a wife whose husband has been unfaithful. That’s the type of grief we should all feel when we are unfaithful to God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • Hope in the Coming King
    September 26, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Jesus refers to Himself as the morning star. It’s a star that appears when the night is almost over. What does this mean for you? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • The Crown of Life
    August 28, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Is it possible to be a follower of Jesus and avoid suffering? Nancy says no. Find out why. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • God Knows Where You Live
    September 4, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    Obedience to God is not like paying federal income taxes. There are no exemptions and no deductions. God gives you the grace to obey. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • The Love of a Jealous God
    September 7, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    When the Bible describes God as being "jealous," do you find that confusing? Nancy explains how a loving and holy God can be jealous. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • The Love of a Jealous God
    October 15, 2009 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    When the Bible describes God as being "jealous," do you find that confusing? Nancy explains how a loving and holy God can be jealous. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • No New Heresies
    September 19, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    What’s more important in a church--truth or love? Nancy says most churches emphasize one or the other, but we need to balance both. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Faith Produces Faithfulness
    August 25, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Do your neighbors know that you are ready to suffer for Christ? When they do, you are making a powerful statement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Raising Discerning Children
    September 21, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    How do children learn discernment? Do they need to experience the latest books, movies, and music in order to judge them? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Always a Remnant
    September 25, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Do you ever feel alone making biblical decisions while most people around you go with the flow of culture? Gain encouragement today. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Returning to Your First Love
    September 16, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Think about the time in your life when your love for Christ burned more strongly than ever. Does that describe you today? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 3, Day 3
    August 22, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 5
    August 14, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Love is one of the most popular topics in movies, songs, and books. You’d think we would be experts on the subject by now. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 4
    August 11, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Nancy wants you to fight—to fight laziness, unbelief, and worldliness that will keep you from loving Jesus with a full heart. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 3
    August 10, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    How many items on your task list are motivated by fear, selfish ambition, or obligation? Learn to act out of love instead. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 2
    August 9, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    When Jesus addresses various churches in the first chapters of Revelation, He offers a simple message: Return to your first love. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 1
    August 8, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Think about the time in your life when your love for Christ burned more strongly than ever. Does that describe you today? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • The Reward for Faithfulness
    September 8, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    If you remain faithful to biblical truth, the book of Revelation promises some rewards. They are hidden manna and a white stone. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • Spiritually Rich
    August 21, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    If someone wanted to give you an incredibly huge gift, you wouldn’t ignore them. But someone does want to give you an incredibly huge gift. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Raising Strong Children
    August 24, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    How can you prepare your children for suffering and persecution? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Meeting God in the Middle of Suffering
    August 23, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    If you are suffering through some tough issue today, you might be ready to see God in a new way. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Jesus Knows Your Suffering
    August 18, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Does it ever feel like no one understands what you’re going through? There is one person who knows exactly what you’re feeling. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Purposeful Suffering
    September 25, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • The Only True Son of God
    September 18, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Jesus is a model of meekness and humility, but that’s only half the picture. Nancy will introduce you to a powerful Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29

Revelation 3

  • The Call to a Bankrupt Church
    November 3, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Over the last year we’ve witnessed the crumble of many institutions. They looked strong, but suddenly were threatened with bankruptcy. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Firstborn from the Dead
    November 1, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus is referred to as the firstborn. Does that mean there was a time before Jesus existed? It’s an important question. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Firstborn from the Dead
    November 30, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus is referred to as the firstborn. Does that mean there was a time before Jesus existed? It’s an important question. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • No White Garments
    November 6, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus had a special message to church members who were blind, naked, and poor. He told them to buy some items from Him. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • The Good Works of a Dead Church
    October 3, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    It’s possible for a church to look good on the outside, involved in a variety of activities and programs, and still be spiritually dead. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Hope for a Dead Church
    October 5, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    If you have been faithfully serving God in a struggling church, don’t be discouraged. Nancy provides hope for you and your church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • He Holds the Keys
    October 9, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    When someone hands you their keys, they are giving you authority and responsibility. Jesus holds some important keys. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Hope that Leads to Holiness
    October 17, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Jesus is coming soon. So what are we supposed to do while we wait for Him? Nancy describes the attitude and behavior of those who are hoping for His return. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • How to Maintain a Fervent Heart
    November 7, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus told a lukewarm church that He wanted to spit them out of His mouth. That’s a very serious pronouncement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Joining a Multitude of Believers
    October 6, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    Do you ever feel outnumbered? That you are the only one in your church or family serving the Lord faithfully? Nancy will give you a lot of help. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Neither Hot Nor Cold
    November 2, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    The Bible tells us that certain behaviors make Jesus so upset that He wants to spit. It sounds surprising, but it's true. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Are You Living Like an Overcomer?
    November 14, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus is the greatest overcomer who ever walked the earth. But the victory He won looked backward in the world’s eyes. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Decent People with a Dying Witness
    October 2, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    You can be decent, hardworking, well-liked—and spiritually dead. Hear about Christ’s call to wake up. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Hope for the Powerless
    October 11, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Plenty of people are trying to gain power through political influence, money, or popularity. But do these channels truly provide power? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:11-13
  • Practical Hope
    October 19, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Do you find yourself thinking of the Second Coming of Christ as a mysterious event far off into the future? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-7:13
  • A Promise Has Been Made to You
    November 13, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    People will fill your ears with empty promises, but God has the power to carry out everything He says He will do. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:17-22
  • Remember What You Received
    October 4, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    We so easily use the phrase "the Word of God" to describe the Bible. Do you realize how incredible that phrase really is? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Expecting Christ's Return
    October 16, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    When you’ve been apart from someone you love, you count the days until you can see them again. Do you feel that type of longing for the return of Christ? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Is It Loving to Call Someone to Repentance?
    November 8, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Repentance sounds like a negative word to today’s ears. Nancy says there actually is great joy and hope in repentance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Coming Back Soon
    October 13, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    In the first century Jesus said, "I am coming back soon." That was over 2,000 years ago. Has Jesus failed to deliver that promise? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Strength for the Weak
    October 18, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    If you feel weak and powerless, God wants to display His strength through you, not just now but forever. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Why You Could Sit on Christ's Throne
    November 9, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    The Bible says we will reign with Christ. What does that mean? Hear about the amazing invitation you have to sit with Jesus on His throne. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • No Trial Lasts Forever
    October 12, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    The book of Revelation describes a great tribulation, and hours have been spent debating it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Entering by the True Door
    October 10, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Who carries the keys to your church? The pastor or custodian? Get to know the One who truly holds the key to the church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • What It Means to Truly Conquer
    November 10, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Is there some habit or temptation you’d like to conquer? Look to the example of the ultimate conqueror, Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22

Revelation 12

  • Alpha and Omega
    December 11, 2018 The Wonder of His Name

    You may have heard Jesus called the Alpha and Omega. Do you know what means? It applies to every part of your life. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 12:13