Topic: New Testament Scripture: Revelation 1:1–1:8
There is a promise right at the beginning of the Book of Revelation. It is a promise of blessing.
"God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near."
That's cool, isn't it...
But did you notice, it is a blessing that is conditional: you not only have to listen to the message, but you have to obey it.
This Sunday we start looking in to the text of the Book of Revelation proper, and seeing the source of this blessing and our hope for the future.