Revelation & Restoration

When we talk about reading and understanding Scripture, an emphasis is often placed on “context”, and rightly so. But context isn’t everything. Yes, it is vitally important for understanding authorial intent and conducting proper exegesis, but what is also equally important is how the text fits into the larger scope of the biblical narrative. We call this “biblical theology.” Generally speaking, biblical theology traces the themes of Scripture, helping to tie together the joints and ligaments of the whole canon. Scripture’s thematic trajectories may include the doxology of God, redemption, atonement, covenant, kingdom, priesthood, grace, restoration, etc. But why is all of this important? Not only does it help demonstrate the cohesiveness of Scripture, but it helps you understand a book like Revelation in light of the author’s perspective and its relationship to the whole. Just as the immediate context of any given text is important for interpretation, so the wider context of the canon is important for discerning the overall message and significance of individual books. We possess a profound privilege and advantage by having the complete revelation of God before us. The individual authors of the Bible were unable to see all that they were contributing to. And yet, God used them to beautifully and faithfully communicate His infallible truth. As we conclude our study of Revelation this week, consider the immense wisdom of God in working His perfect plan since the dawn of time, consider the depth of God’s love in restoring His creation, consider how the culmination of all these major themes enhances our view of the tapestry of God’s glorious grace.” –Pastor Nate

Sunday at Liberty

9AM: Can We Understand Christ? (part 2)–Romans 1:1-4

10AM: Pastor Rory–Revelation & Restoration–Revelation (sermon notes)

No Evening Gathering

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