January 5 ~ Revelation

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834-1903
Aesthetic painter, printmaker and etcher
Portrait of Whistler with Hat
46.3 x 38.1 cms | 18 x 15 ins
Oil on canvas
Freer Gallery of Art
Washington | United States

•A New Year’s Letter From John, 2019•
“The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.  Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” Revelation 1:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

I attended two sermons and an adult Sabbath school class by Dr. Jon Paulien today in Calhoun, GA. I am a front of the class kind of girl, and I expected a crash course in the core book of the Bible, Revelation. But it was more like a DIY (Do It Yourself) encouragement with carefully crafted cartoons. I scarecely scratched three pages of notes. Everything I heard, like don’t miss the story, God meets people where they are, hermeneutics, invitation, keep coming back, and God is in control, indicated to me that I should proceed with more than a general reading of Revelation.
~ Stacy

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