Category: New Testament Books
Our authoritative, completely-revised 34-lesson study of end times in the book of Revelation is here!
Many Christians consider Revelation to be a mysterious and even frightening book of scripture. Some avoid studying it, and among those who do try, many find it confusing. Why does the book confound so many and give rise to so many conflicting interpretations? The answer: because it's the final book of the Bible.
The Bible with its 66 books can be compared to a novel having 66 chapters. Like a novel, the storyline builds from front to back, with the characters, themes and plot elements introduced early and developed across many chapters. Obviously, the Bible doesn't read like most novels, but it was intended to be understood as a single work, and it did have a single Author.
Now consider what would happen if you selected a novel from the shelves of your local bookstore and decided to read only the final chapter. How much of that final chapter would you understand? Most likely, you would be thoroughly confused. Naturally, only after reading the entire book would the final chapter make any sense.
Likewise, we could see Revelation as the final chapter in God's 66-chapter novel called the Bible. In the same way we must read a novel cover to cover before understanding it properly, so must Bible students have an understanding of the Bible's first 65 books before they can truly understand the final book of Revelation.
Under these circumstances, a verse-by-verse teaching of Revelation would be a challenging endeavor. How do you teach the last chapter in a novel when you can't be sure your audience has studied the first 65 books? The answer is simple: you teach them the entire Bible!
Consequently, our Revelation study examines not only the 22 chapters of John's vision, it also covers relevant sections of Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Leviticus, Ruth, Kings and Chronicles, Job, the Psalms, Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, all the minor prophets, the Gospels and the Epistles. Virtually every book of the Bible is consulted during our 34-hour course, leading many VBVM students to say that our Revelation study is an attempt to teach the entire Bible in a single class. We know no other way to do it!
Simply put, there is no better study of end times than the VBVM International study of Revelation.
Our book of Revelation Bible study comes complete with MP3 audio teaching, complete PDF study notes (over 200,000 words!), and full color visual aids for projection or black and white visual aids for printing. Use all the materials to study for yourself or to teach the class to others.
Also, you can experience this same content complete with the visual aids as videos. More videos will be added each week until the entire study is available (expected to be complete by the end of 2015).
Introduction & Chapter 1
Chapter 1:20 - 2:7
Chapter 2:18 - 3:6
Daniel 2:1-38; Age of the Gentiles (Part 1)
Daniel 2 & 7; Age of the Gentiles (Part 2)
Chapter 4; the Rapture
Chapter 5; The Day of the Lord
Tribulation Intro - Part I (Isa. 2; Deut. 29; Lev. 26)
Tribulation Intro - Part II (Daniel 9)
Tribulation Intro - Part III (Olivet Discourse, Part I)
Tribulation Intro - Part IV (Olivet Discourse, Part II)
Chapter 6:1-2; The Antichrist (Dan. 7 & 11)
Chapters 7 & 8
Chapter 10:1–11:2; Daniel 12
Chapter 11; Zechariah 4
Chapter 15; 16:1-11
Chapter 16:12-16; Matthew 12:22-32; Mark 9:17-29
Chapter 16:17-21; Chapter 17; Introduction to Babylon
Chapter 18; Isaiah 13; Jeremiah 50-51
Chapter 19:1-10; Jeremiah 49
Chapter 19:11-16; Zechariah 10-14
Chapter 19:13-21; Hab 3; Zech 14; Isa 14 & 63
Chapter 20:1-6; the 75-Day Interval
Chapter 20:6-7; The Kingdom, Part I
The Kingdom, Part II
Chapter 20:7-15; The White Throne Judgment
Chapters 21 & 22