Reading the Book of Revelation

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Reading the Book of Revelation


Number of Lessons: 5Avg. Lesson Length: 10 MinutesTime Required: 3 Hours MinimumLevel: Basic


Common responses to the book of Revelation throughout history have been “It’s too hard for me to understand!” or “It’s just a depressing book about doom and gloom.” In this course, you will explore the depth, beauty, and application of this early first-century book. Discover its literary characteristics, its original audience’s unique circumstances and its author’s purpose in writing to them. You will also explore how we can know that the book was meant to be understood by its readers so you can arrive at the heart of the book’s message and discover its application for your life today.


I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this course. I had no idea that it was a book of worship, hope, and a call to obey. That’s not how I ever approached Revelation nor was I ever taught to focus on it that way. One thing I appreciate about this lesson was the ease of accessibility of the material. I literally pressed play and said to myself “brace yourself.” But I was pleasantly surprised at the gentle approach of this lecture. I could say more, but I will conclude that I think those who dread reading Revelation will likely gain newfound enjoyment by reading it with the different focus the lecturer suggests. Thank you for the offering.

Course Reviewed: 1 week ago

Thank you very much for all the insight that I have gleaned from this study. Praise Jesus He is coming again!!!!

Course Reviewed: 2 months ago


ProfessorDavid Mathewson, PhD
  • University of Aberdeen, PhD
  • Denver Seminary, MA
  • Colorado Christian University, BA


  • Identify Revelation’s literary style, understand its historical context, and use this knowledge to better understand the book.
  • Explain John’s original purpose for writing the book of why it is relevant for modern-day readers.
  • Explain how we can know the book of Revelation was meant to be understood by its original readers and how we can take steps to better understand it today.
  • Describe the heart of Revelation’s message.
  • Identify specific applications for the book of Revelation.


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I truly enjoyed this course. Studying, not just reading, Revelation is new to me and the lecturer spoke in clear, concise, easy-to-understand language. I have newfound comprehension of the layout, purpose, appreciation, and application of Revelation that will enable me to treasure God’s Word at a deeper level. Can’t wait to start the next course!

Course Reviewed: 3 months ago

Excellent intro class into the book of Revelation. I would take a class with Dr. Mathewson at any time. He is clear, concise, and makes things very understandable.

Course Reviewed: 6 months ago

These courses have open my eyes to a better understanding of Scripture.

Course Reviewed: 6 months ago

It was a wonderful lesson for me. I was able to understand more of the real purpose of this book.

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago