Teaching Helps for Come Follow Me – Revelation 1-5

Here are some ideas for learning and teaching a few of the great principles in Revelation 1-5. And while you’re here, I recommend you check out my free online course, “Seeking Jesus.”

Videos for Revelation 1-5

Jesus is the Nail in a Sure Place” This is a short video devotional from “Seeking Jesus” connecting Revelation 3:7 with an obscure but powerful passage in Isaiah.

The Lamb” This is a short video devotional excerpted from “Seeking Jesus” that includes a spiritual/funny insight from David Butler on Jesus Christ as “the Lamb.”

The Bible Project videos are helpful for getting a big picture, you might enjoy their overview of Revelation (Part 1, Part 2).

Ideas for Learning and Teaching About Revelation 1-5

***Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation***

The first time I heard about the Book of Revelation was when I about 11 years old and my Christian neighbor asked me if I had heard about the number 666 and the anti-Christ. I had never heard of those things, and started reading the Book of Revelation to learn more. I wish I had known then that the most exciting part about Revelation isn’t what it says about the anti-Christ, but rather what it teaches about Jesus Christ.

A Christian woman named Melissa Ringstaff, has created a handout that identifies 36 titles of Christ in the Book of Revelation. It might be a profitable exercise to spend time pondering each of these titles. If you’re teaching others, you could assign individuals different passages and let them discover the titles of Christ and explain to other learners what that title can teach us about Jesus Christ. Bonus! Amanda Stark took the info above and turned it into a learner handout. Thanks Amanda!

Do you find additional titles of Christ in Revelation? How else do you find him in this book?

***Additional Resources***

Revelation and the End of All Things, is probably my favorite book on Revelation. It is written by Craig R. Koester, a Christian scholar. Dr. Koester has a “Great Course” on the Book of Revelation. Although lacking in additional insights provided by the Restoration, there are lots of great nuggets in this book and course.

The Book of Revelation with Nicholas J. Frederick,” A great podcast episode done by LDS Perspectives. Dr. Frederick’s “Follow Him” podcast is also a “Must listen” (part 1, part 2)

Teaching the Book of Revelation: Five Considerations,” by Richard D. Draper

Understanding Images and Symbols in the Book of Revelation,” by Richard D. Draper

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