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God’s Masterwork, Volume 7: The Final Word—A Survey of Hebrews-Revelation

They say all good things must come to an end. But one good thing never does: God’s message of hope in the lives of His people. And we need hope these days!

If you feel you’ve reached the end of your strength—that your hope is slipping—then join Chuck in this seventh and final volume of God’s Masterwork. You’ll discover joy in the journey as Chuck walks you through the general epistles of Hebrews through Jude as well as the book of Revelation, pointing out significant landmarks of faith along the way.

Chuck’s messages on God’s Masterwork may come to end, but the message of God’s Masterwork never ends. Hope is eternal—and it is available for you.

Messages in this Series

Hebrews: Jesus Christ, Our Superior Saviour

Profound, mysterious, deep, and sometimes difficult to understand, this book deserves our time and attention. Rich in Jewish history and filled with quotations from and allusions to the Old Testament, the study of Hebrews requires concentration plus a fairly firm grasp of how God revealed Himself to His people in ancient times.

James: A Plea for Authenticity

Don’t be fooled by its size. The letter of James may be small, but it’s strong. It refuses to let the reader hide behind the walls of theological theory or intellectual faith. True faith produces authenticity. “No authenticity…no faith”—that’s James’s conclusion on the matter. James’s letter may make us squirm, but it also makes us tear down our facades.

1 Peter: Hope for the Hurting

A quick glance at the first few verses of 1 Peter is enough to give us an understanding of Peter’s message to his readers: hope for the hurting. According to verse 1, the hurting were those residing as aliens, scattered throughout vast regions of the Roman Empire. These Christians were objects of social ostracism, slander, mistreatment, and threats. They needed encouragement.

2 Peter: Beware...Be Ready

In 2 Peter, the Apostle dealt with the internal enemies—false prophets and other subtle adversaries—who twisted the truth. Of special interest to Peter were false teachings regarding the return of the Lord as well as our life of service and purity prior to the event. The tone of 2 Peter is that of an urgent warning, urging all readers to beware…to be ready.

2 John: A Letter to a Lady

John’s second letter is much less complicated than his first—perhaps because it’s a personal and private letter. In it John mentioned “truth” five times and “love” four times. And both are key to understanding 2 John. John’s desire was for “the chosen lady” who received this letter to maintain a balanced perspective on life: love and truth…practice and doctrine…walking and standing…accepting and rejecting. A balance we need to maintain today.

Jude: Manual for Survival

Someone has correctly coined Jude’s letter with the title “The Acts of the Apostates.” The primary apostates in the first century were the Gnostics, who embraced the philosophy that humans could do anything they liked, as no one is under any moral obligation to his or her physical body. This mindset led to rebellion against authority, irreverence, presumptuous speech, and a lifestyle marked by unbridled license. Jude wrote his letter to defend the apostolic faith and to stir up his readers to do the same.

Revelation: God's Final Words

Somewhere between frightening and mysterious—that’s the book of Revelation. It is notoriously considered the most difficult of all the Bible books…completely unique, full of symbols, and awesome in scope. Regrettably, Revelation has occasionally become the playground of religious eccentrics, fodder for prophecy “fanatics” who seem compelled to find in Revelation a detailed end-times timetable—right down to the very day of the Lord’s return.