This study guide is meant to accompany the Seventh-day Adventist Sabbath School lesson for the 1st Quarter of 2019. Except for a longer first lesson, the format of this guide follows a similar pattern for each week’s lesson: an introduction to the topic, a short discussion on several verses or a bullet list of concepts for a passage, followed by questions in bold type. Please read through the Biblical passages, and then prayerfully consider the bolded questions. Perhaps you’ll find better questions that should be asked, and answered!
The book of Revelation deserves far more time than one quarter of study, but it is my desire—and no doubt that of Sabbath School Lesson contributors (and my professors) Ranko Stefanovic and Jon Paulien!—that you’ll learn principles to help you study Revelation in more depth, more carefully, and with more excitement than before this quarter. It is also my hope that you won’t fear Revelation, but instead further discover and experience the hope it offers in Jesus!
May the God who gave John the Revelation illumine your study by His Spirit as the consummation of Christ’s atoning work draws near!