For those who are interested, we thought we’d put together some photos & feedback from our adventure in the first week of October …
Some comments from those who came …
Please thank all the community for a wonderful week. I felt like It was a foretaste of what it will be like when the Kingdom arrives in all it’s fulness and Jesus reigns everywhere.
Perhaps the best way I can summarise the blessing of the recent Revelation intensive would be to let you ‘eavesdrop’ on two conversations I had regarding the week:
Husband: “So are you glad you’ve made the effort to go?”
Me: “This is the calibre of teaching I’d expect at an international conference. It’s absolutely extraordinary. I can’t believe I got to be there!”
The other conversation was with my friend over breakfast:
Friend: “What was the main thing you got out of the intensive?”
Me: “Beforehand; if I had to sum Revelation up in two words they would have been ‘scary’ and ‘confusing’. Now I don’t feel that way at all. The pieces of the puzzle have really come together and I almost ‘get’ Revelation – and consider it exciting. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to say that about Revelation!”
“Then I saw a beast rising up out of the sea. It had 7 heads and 10 horns, with 10 crowns on its horns. And written on each head were blasphemous names. The beast looked like a leopard but had the feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion! And the beast was given power and a throne and authority in the world.” – Rev 13:1-2
Before the Revelation intensive, passages like this one were meaningless to me. Like many, I found Revelation confusing and a bit of a “no-go zone”, and doubted there was much personal application for 21st Century Australians. How wrong I was …
Thanks to Les and fellow classmates, I now know how to unpack parts of Revelation and read it like the Hebrew mind would have (well, I’m getting there anyway). A week full of community, friendship, stick drawings, intense timelines, acting skills and Philadelphia cream cheese… I’d recommend it to anyone!!
Your teaching was creative, showed a great depth of background knowledge and was related to the real world very well, Les. Exceptional. Very high quality teaching.
Les did a really great job of explaining and story telling, really engaging. It was quite easy to get swept up with his obvious passion for and knowledge about revelation …
Getting a grasp of the world John lived in at the time was very valuable. I also thought going through the time line and then having the time line on the back wall to refer to for history and context was excellent … and going through the chapters and making sense of what had previously been confusion was great. Honestly, I loved every session …
The timeline was also really fantastic, as Revelation is really the culmination of a big story. Actually one of my favourite parts was going over the Israelite history in this context.
The evenings were wonderful. The worship times were wonderful. The lectures themselves were incredible. The whole week was inspiring and excellent. Thank you so very much.