The Two Witnesses – Revelation 11

Read the Passage: Revelation 11

Reminder: The book of Revelation is structured around seven parallel sections, each describing the time between Jesus’ first and second comings. These sections can be delineated into chapters 1–3, 4–7, 8–11, 12–14, 15–16, 17–19, and 20–22.

The Temple of God (11:1–2)

After internalizing the gospel message in Rev. 10:8–11, John is given a measuring rod and is told to measure certain parts of the temple of God, including the altar and the worshipers. Continue reading The Two Witnesses – Revelation 11

Questioning Jesus – Mark 11–12

Read the Passage: Mark 11-12

Elders’ Question (11:27–33)

The questioning of Jesus by the chief priests, scribes, and elders (cf. Mark 11:27–33) followed Christ’s cleansing of the Temple, which was recorded in Mark 11:15–19. Continue reading Questioning Jesus – Mark 11–12

The Davidic Covenant – 2 Samuel 7

Read the Passage: 2 Samuel 7

David’s Desire (7:1–3)

As this chapter begins, David is in his mid-to-late 30s, he’d recently become king over a united Israel (2 Sam. 5:1–5), he’d conquered what would become his capital city (2 Sam. 5:6–16), he’d defeated the Philistines (2 Sam. 5:17–25), and he’d relocated the ark of God to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6)—albeit with some difficulty. Continue reading The Davidic Covenant – 2 Samuel 7

Visiting Jerusalem – Acts 21

Read the passage: Acts 21

Travels and Warnings (21:1–14)

Acts 21:1–14 records the travels of Paul from Miletus to Jerusalem. Note that this marks the end of Paul’s third missionary journey. This trip to Jerusalem would have taken several weeks. Recall that Paul was accompanied by Luke and at least six other brethren from Macedonia (cf. Acts 20:4). Continue reading Visiting Jerusalem – Acts 21