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“There’s a hunger for teaching from Scripture, but massive numbers of this generation have not grown up with opportunities to connect the Christian dots,” says Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. “I end a lot of the messages by saying, ‘I can’t read your Bible for you this week. I can’t say your prayers for you. We keep free Bibles around for people who are explorers—start in. Start reading.’
“I work with thousands of pastors around the country whose churches are flourishing, and they have a white-hot vision for what God has for their future. They teach the Scriptures unapologetically, they have fantastic worship, they’re baptizing hundreds of people a year, young and old are coming, rich and poor are coming, and black and white are coming. . . . They are the [churches] Jesus said that the gates of hell could not prevail against.”—Jessi Gering
“We shouldn’t simply accept something we’ve been told our entire lives or something that’s embraced in the culture of the church without searching out the matter for ourselves in the Scripture. Too often, we allow others to do the hard work of Scripture for us. God calls us to spend a lifetime exploring who He is. When we begin diving into the Scripture prayerfully and thoughtfully, we not only search the Bible, but we allow the Bible to do the hard work of searching us. We can thoughtfully hold up the lens of Scripture and ask God, ‘What’s your heart on this matter?’ In that place, we encounter God, and we’re ushered into a place of radical transformation, life and growth.”—Ryan Pemberton
So when Revelation 1:1 introduces the last book of the Bible as “the revelation of Jesus Christ,” what does it say about the content and purpose of this book? Jesus is unveiling something; He is showing what is real about the world. The seven churches who were the original recipients of the book were currently experiencing, or were about to experience, persecution. Jesus wanted to show them what was going on “behind the scenes” so that they would have the strength to endure it.—Elliot Ritzema