John’s Vision of the Risen Lord (Revelation 1:9-20)

John’s Vision of the Risen Lord (Revelation 1:9-20)

“Seven Marks of a Healthy Church”: Series Introduction

Main idea: The risen Lord Jesus Christ, who has authority even over death, is both powerfully present among and sovereign over His Church.


  1. John sets the scene (Revelation 1:9-11)
  2. A terrifying vision (Revelation 1:12-16)
  3. A clarifying explanation (Revelation 1:17-20)

Secondary sources cited:

  • Dennis E. Johnson, Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2001).
  • Grant R. Osborne, Revelation, BECNT (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002).
  • G. K. Beale, The Book of Revelation, NIGTC (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999).

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