February Sundays – 'Last Things First. Looking through the window of Revelation.'

Eastern hills community church meets at 10:15am each Sunday at CCC. 17-19 Surrey Rd West, Croydon.
Sunday church is a refreshing time of fairtrade tea & coffee, celebration, reflection, sharing and learning about God and Christian faith. Children are invited to the cry room, baby creche (1-3yrs) or kids church (4 – primary age) during the service.
February Sundays – ‘Last Things First. Looking through the window of Revelation.’
The book of Revelation may be the most famous book in the bible – and the most misunderstood!  Indeed, it has been said that few writings in all of literature have been so obsessively read with such generally disastrous results as the Book of Revelation!  Why then, you may be thinking, choose this book of all books to begin the year and a new season in a new building?  But stay with me, there’s reason to this madness.  Revelation is one of the best discipleship books that we have in the bible.  Darrell Johnson in his book, ‘Discipleship on the edge’, says these four things about the book of Revelation:
· Revelation is more a discipleship manual than a book predicting the future.
· Revelation is a book about Jesus, which, consequently, should lead the reader to the feet of Jesus.
· It helps believers see the present in light of the unseen realities of the present and the unseen realities of the future.
· It issues a call for all people to decide who will be the Lord of their life and their world.
The book of Revelation powerfully presents the gospel of Jesus Christ and it shows us how to be genuine disciples in the midst of the challenging realities of our world.
What better way to start the year and kick off a new season in the life of our church than focusing on the Risen Jesus in the middle of the Church, discipleship and true worship?