Creekside Estates Bible Study

Worship, Bible Study and Prayer

I am blessed and honored to lead a weekly Bible study on Monday morning at Creekside Estates, Vancouver, WA. The people who come include both residents in our community and some who live outside the community and are members of many different Christian congregations. We begin at 10:00am and close about 11:45. Our time includes with worship, Bible study and prayer.
I have been posting the audio of our latest study of the book of Revelation and I was asked to post the worship time as well. The class gets to pick the songs they want to sing. We are blessed to be able to worship and praise together. I am placing the link to the music on the day of the study below.

A Study of Revelation

Over a year ago we began our studies of the books of the Bible in Chronological order as arranged in "The Narrated Bible" and "The Daily Bible". We always begin with worship songs (chosen by the class). After completing our verse by verse study of the other books of the New Testament we have come to the book of Revelation and are excited to enter into a verse by verse study of it. I am offering here an audio recording of our study. These recordings are of a class of 15 to 20 people and the audio is a challenge. For that reason some of the questions and comments are difficult to understand and others have been removed. All are welcome to listen and your feedback is welcome. I have also posted the PDF versions of notes given to the class.

I recommend to all who are studying the book of "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" that you read the "Olivet Discourse" which is a message of Jesus with His disciples while here on earth. In this teaching Jesus talks about His second coming and provides clarity for what He is revealing in the book of Revelation as He interacts with John for the Church. Read Matthew 24 & 25; Mark 13; Luke 21 Olivet Discourse in preparation for what the Lord will be revealing in the book of Revelation.

Resource Documents

Study Notes in preparation.
Introduction Notes by F.Legard Smith.

Audio Files of the Bible Study of Revelation

Lesson #1 August 1, 2016, Intro and Revelation 1:1-1:11
The Revelation To James:
  • Revelation From Jesus Christ;
  • Salutation to Seven Churches;
  • Praise to Almighty God;

  • Lesson #2 August 8, 2016, Revelation 1
    Origin and Purpose of Revelation
  • Description of Voice;
  • Vision of one Like Son of Man;
  • Identity of Voice and Vision;
  • John's Mandate To Write;

  • Lesson #3 August 15, 2016, Revelation 2
    Letters To The Seven Churches
  • Ephesus;
  • Smyrna;
  • Pergamum;
  • Thyatira;

  • Lesson #4 August 22, 2016, Revelation 3 Worship/Praise;
  • Sardis;
  • Philadelphia;
  • Laodicea;

  • Lesson #5 August 29, 2016, Revelation 4
    Majesty and Centrality of God
  • Description of Throne;
  • Four Living Creatures;
  • Twenty-Four Elders;

  • Lesson #6 September 5, 2016, Revelation 5 (includes review of prevous chapters)
  • Scroll Sealed;
  • Scroll Taken By Lamb;
  • Elders Praise Lamb;
  • Angels Praise Lamb;
  • Universe Praises Lamb;

  • Lesson #7 September 12, 2016, Revelation 6
    Destructiveness of Sin
  • First Seal;
  • Second Seal;
  • Third Seal;
  • Fourth Seal;;
  • Fifth Seal;
  • Sixth Seal;

  • Lesson #8 September 19, 2016, Revelation 7
  • Sealing of Servants;
  • 144,000 Sealed;
  • Multitude Sings Praise;
  • Angels Worship God;
  • Multitude As Victims;
  • Security of Saints;

  • Lesson #9 September 26, 2016, Revelation 8-9 Worship/Praise
  • Seventh Seal;
  • Wrath of God Against Evil
  • Five Trumpets Blown;
  • Description of Locusts;
  • Sixth Trumpet Blown;
  • Description of Troops;
  • Survivors Unrepentant;

  • Lesson #10 October 3, 2016, Revelation 10 Worship/Praise
  • Angel with Little Scroll;
  • Seventh Trumpet To Reveal;
  • John Eats Bitter Sweet Scroll;

  • Lesson #11 October 10, 2016, Revelation 11-12 Worship/Praise
  • Gentiles Trample on Holy City;
  • God's Two Witnesses Testimy;
  • Witnesses Killed;
  • Witnesses Resurrected;
  • Righteousness of God seen in Coming of Christ
  • Seventh Trumpet;
  • Elders Praise God;
  • Signs Heralding Kimgdom;
  • Opposition to Christ's Church
  • Woman Bears Child;
  • Satan Defeated By Michael;
  • Trimph of Christ Over Satan;
  • Dreagon Pursues Woman;

  • Lesson #12 October 17, 2016, Revelation 13 Worship/Praise
  • Dragon Gives Power to Beast;
  • Beast Persecutes Saints;
  • Second Best Comes From earth;
  • Caution Regarding Interpretation;

  • Lesson #13 October 24, 2016, Revelation 14 More of Lesson #13
    Hope of the Faithful
  • Lamb With Redeemed;
  • First Angel;
  • Second Angel;
  • Third Angel;
  • Rest For Faithful;

  • Judgment Against Unrighteousness
  • Earth Being Harvested
  • Wrath Imposed Upon Harvest;

  • Lesson #14 October 31, 2016, Revelation 15-16
  • Seven Plagues Of Wrath;
  • God's Holiness In Wrath;
  • Bowls of Wrath:
  • First Bowl;
  • Second Bowl;
  • Third Bowl;
  • Praise for God's Justice;
  • Fourth Bowl;
  • Fifth Bowl;
  • Sixth Bowl;
  • Seventh Bowl;

  • Lesson #15 November 7, 2016, Revelation 17
    Special Judgment Upon Babylon
  • Drunken Prostitute;
  • Beast Explained;
  • Seven Heads Explained;
  • Ten Horns Explained;
  • Woman Explained;

  • Lesson #16 November 14, 2016, Revelation 18 Worship/Praise
  • Rejoicikng over Babylon's Fall;
  • Warning About Babylon;
  • Lament By Kings;
  • Lament By Merchants;
  • Lament By Sailors;
  • Extent of Destruction;

  • Lesson #17 November 21, 2016, Revelation 19
  • Multitude Celebrates;
  • Triumph of Christ and His Church
  • Wedding of Lamb and Bride;
  • Honor of Being Invited;
  • Word Rules as Lord and King;
  • Birds Devour Unrighteous;
  • Beast and False Prophet Killed;

  • Lesson #18 November 28, 2016, Revelation 20 Worship/Praise
  • Satan Bound for a Time;
  • Martyrs Reign with Christ;
  • Satan Destroyed;
  • Great Judgment Of The Dead;

  • Lesson #19 December 5, 2016, Revelation 21 Worship/Praise
  • Vision of New Heaven and Earth;
  • Reward and Destruction;
  • Glory and Grandeur Of Heaven
  • View Of Holy City;
  • Description Of The City;
  • Purity And Light Of The City;

  • Lesson #20 December 12, 2016, Revelation 22 Worship/Praise
  • Blessings in River and Tree;
  • Epilogue
  • Angel Verifies Revelation;
  • John Verifies Revelation;
  • Invitation To Enjoy Blessings;
  • Caution Against misuse;
  • Promise of Jesus;
  • Benediction;