Part 1

  1. In your own words and opinion, why do you think some people avoid reading and studying the book of Revelation? Why have you possibly avoided reading it?
  2. What are some dangers of being too dogmatic about our own interpretations of the signs and symbols in Revelation? How can we stand for biblical truth and yet leave room for disagreement within the body of Christ concerning Revelation’s meaning and message?
  3. One of the purposes of Revelation is to help expand our understanding of Jesus Christ. In what way does Revelation 1 expand our understanding of the Jesus we find in the Gospels? In what ways does it reinforce the portrayal of Jesus in the Gospels?
  4. In what ways do you hope to be challenged and/or comforted by the message of Revelation?