Too good to be true? The Gospel Coalition has posted 26 lectures by Don Carson on the entire book of Revelation. Also at this link is a video of Carson teaching a special message covering Revelation chapters 21 & 22 at the TGC Women’s Conference.
Expositions in plural are what we have for Eric Alexander — 2 expositional series through Revelation. The first series is 27 messages, 3 of which are taught by Sinclair Ferguson. The second series consists of 18 messages.
Monergism is doing a great job of gathering an excellent library of audio sermons. They’ve recently added 24 expositional messages through Revelation by the Scottish preacher William Still.
John MacArthur is one of my favorite Premil Revelation preachers. Very little has to be said, after all, it was MacArthur who said every self-respecting Calvinist should be premil (or something to that effect).
Having grown up in a Southern Baptist church and having spent 10 years at Grace Community Church, I tend to favor the Premil camp. But I am also trying to get my arms around the Amil position which is unfamiliar territory to me. So, in addition to Azurdia’s audio, I have been wading through Craig Keener’s commentary and G.K. Beales NIGTC tome on Revelation.
Jim Hamilton is another preacher I turned to for audio help on preparing my Revelation study, though, admittedly, he’s the last of the 4 who I will listen to if time allows. Given that, I don’t even remember where he stands on the Millennium, though I suspect he’s Premil. Since he’s number 4 he doesn’t really get a fair shake in my Revelation posts.
While it may seem not much has been happening here on the blog, behind the scenes I’ve still be listening to a lot of material. Here’s what I’ve been doing:
Over the past year I’ve accumulated a load of Martyn Lloyd-Jones sermons from Living Grace and decided to spend a few weeks immersing myself in the messages of the Doctor. There are so few preachers who have the power and insight of Lloyd-Jones. If you haven’t benefited from the ministry of Living Grace, I encourage you to visit the site at One Place.
I’m also preparing to teach through the book of Revelation to my church’s Bible study soon. Revelation is a daunting book, and further the wide variety and strong polarity of interpretation is overwhelming. So I have been methodically listening to a number of preachers from different perspectives — men such as Arturo Azurdia (amil), John MacArthur (premil), John Fesko, Jim Hamilton, and others. I haven’t found an engaging postmil preacher yet, and may not since that position I find to be one of the least convincing perspectives. John Fesko’s messages have been very helpful since he tends to broadcast the strongest arguments of a variety of men.
In a future post I’ll tackle these series in Revelation in much more detail, and hopefully, with some greater insight than I’m able to do at the moment.
So, for the next few months it may still seem like FBH is hovering on the dark side of the moon, but it won’t be because we’re not working.
It’s always a pleasure to listen to Alistair Begg — good theology, biblical preaching mixed with a great Scottish voice.
Alistair preached two sermons, one on Revelation 7 called ‘The Vision Glorious’ and another on Acts 17 called ‘Some Strange Ideas’.