Bible Study Notes on Revelation 5 – 20170630

Bible Study Notes

Revelation 5:1  “…I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals” God on His throne, in complete control.  He has the scroll.  All that is done is from Him.  He has decided how time will . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 5 – 20170630

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 4 – 20170628

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Revelation 4:1  “…which must take place after this” Obviously refers to things that will happen in the future.  Some also believe this is reflective of the final timeline with regard to the church age.  Saying after this represents leaving the church age and moving into the time of the last week, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 4 – 20170628

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 3 – 20170625

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Revelation 3:1  “…you are dead” Didn’t mince words.  Wonder how many current churches are in the same shape.

3  “…hold fast and repent…” They can still turn things around if they will repent of their sin and turn back to God.

4  “You have a few names even in Sardis who . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 3 – 20170625

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 2 – 20170623

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Revelation 2:1  “To the angel of the church…” Angel means messenger.  Angel of the church would be the pastor in this context.  The letters are addressed to the pastors of each of the seven congregations.

2-3  “…have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary” Have done everything right . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 2 – 20170623

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 1 – 20170621

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Revelation 1:1  “The Revelation of Jesus Christ…” The revealing, the apocalypse of Jesus.  His, not about Him, what He will reveal.  Jesus will reveal what shall happen at the end of time.  Due to the terrible things which are revealed, the word apocalypse has been associated with prophecies of destruction, end . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 1 – 20170621

Bible Study Notes on Jude – 20170619

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Jude 1  “Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James…” Thought it was commonly agreed that this Jude was a half brother of Jesus, one of the children born to Mary and Joseph after Jesus.  The James that he mentions would be the pastor of the church in Jerusalem . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Jude – 20170619

Bible Study Notes on 3 John – 20170616

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3 John 1  “…To the beloved Gaius…” Commentary says Gaius or Caius.  Apparently written both ways in different copies.  No clear idea of the identity.  So much later than the rest of scripture he’s obviously not someone who’s been mentioned before.  Some speculated he lived in Macedonia or Pergamos.  Greeting is . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 3 John – 20170616

Bible Study Notes on 2 John – 20170614

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2 John 1  “…To the elect lady and her children…” Apparently some debate on whether John wrote this to a person or to a church body.  The word translated lady is kyria which is a Greek term used for church.  John also closes with the children of your elect sister greet . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 John – 20170614

Bible Study Notes on 1 John 5 – 20170612

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1 John 5:1  “…everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him” Thought this was saying if you love God you also love Jesus who is the only begotten of God.  But I think John is referring to all who become children of God through faith . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 John 5 – 20170612

Bible Study Notes on 1 John 4 – 20170609

Bible Study Notes

1 John 4:1  “…do not believe every spirit…” He just mentioned the Holy Spirit as the proof that Christ abides in us.  Now he warns of the existence of other spirits who will try to mimic the work of the Holy Spirit.  One of satan’s ploys is to try to duplicate . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 John 4 – 20170609