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Reading the Bible 355

Hey all! Today we continue through Revelation where the introduction of the final "7 object" terror scenario happens. While these terrors are somewhat different in execution (bad choice of word?) their symbolism is much the same. Down below I'll share another Bible Project video that will give you an overview of what you read yesterday through the end of Revelation which will do a much better job of explaining what this all means.

Just a reminder that on Monday, September 20th at 6:00pm we will meet at Holbrook Hallows by the pavilion to read together one final time. Maybe we can have someone with lots of data on their phone (ahem - Jackie) Zoom in those that won't be able to make it. We'll share in communion as we give thanks to this incredible journey.


Scripture to Read


Audio Bible


Questions to Consider

  1. The first angel proclaims that we should "fear" God and give "glory" to God. Rarely are those two words in the same sentence. How do you understand the suggestion of "fearing" God?

  2. When the second angel pours out his bowl on the earth it turned the sea red with blood and killed all the creatures in the sea. If these judgements are meant to be against those who have the mark of the beast and broke God's covenant; why would God kill all sea creatures who seem to be nothing more than collateral damage to our own failings? (Sounds like climate change....sorry turtles.)

  3. Revelation 16:17-19 just screams Matthews account of the crucifix with the earthquake, the temple (curtain) tearing in two, and even the anguished "it is finished" being shouted. Do you think this is referring to Jesus and the 7th bowl has already been poured or is this a separate / future event?

- Overview Video Pt 2 -


Praying the Hymns

Our prayer for today is inspired by hymn 355 - Depth of Mercy. A good ole well loved Charles Wesley hymn. This version is a beautiful production and the crazy part is these are HIGH SCHOOL KIDS WHAT HOW ARE THEY THIS GOOD?

1. Depth of mercy! Can there be mercy still reserved for me? Can my God his wrath forbear, me, the chief of sinners, spare?

2. I have long withstood his grace, long provoked him to his face, would not hearken to his calls, grieved him by a thousand falls.

3. I my Master have denied, I afresh have crucified, oft profaned his hallowed name, put him to an open shame.

4. There for me the Savior stands, shows his wounds and spreads his hands. God is love! I know, I feel; Jesus weeps and loves me still.

5. Now incline me to repent, let me now my sins lament, now my foul revolt deplore, weep, believe, and sin no more.

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