(1) Why Does God Speak to You about Jesus in This Strange Way?
Verse: Revelation 1:1–1:8
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1. God speaks to you in this way to make you live like Jesus
a. This is a letter to you (1:4)
b. This is a prophecy to you (1:3)
2. God speaks to you in this way to display the true glory of Jesus
a. He uses apocalyptic language to show you Jesus in His present glory (1:1)
b. He reveals Jesus in His glory so you will boldly stand and conquer now (1:1-8)