For years, my students have been asking–very energetically–to study Revelation. I put it off, telling them they needed to get a solid understanding of the inductive process before we took on Revelation. (Plus, it’s not going to tell them what they think it will!)
Well, the wait is over, my friends. This next school year, we’re studying Revelation in the 4th through 6th grade class! I’ve been preparing for it, and I’m pretty excited about taking a class through this study. My goal is that by the end of the study, they know exactly what it says, and how all the most solid cross-references add to the conversation. My goal is NOT that they finish with a particular end-times view. That will come later.
I have a strong conviction about this. I think you’d agree that most adults adhere to a certain end-times view because they’ve heard a convincing presentation of one of the views, with all the Scripture that backs it up. To me, that is backwards. It is far more important to study the Scripture first, know what it says in total, and then either draw conclusions yourself or hear different perspectives and see if they square up with what you already know the Bible says.
That said, we’re doing this Revelation study a little differently than we’ve ever done any other kids’ Precept study before. We will spend all of our homework time and most of our class time on Observation. We are going to know that we know that we know what it says! And we’re going to do some new, fun stuff to make Observation a lot of fun.
That’s all I’m going to tell you. If you want to know what we’re doing, come study with us! Parents, I can promise you that you will get as much out of the study as your kids, and I’ll bet you will be blown away by the conversations you’ll have at home.
This is exciting! Don’t miss it!