"The Victorious Disciple" indicates what we consider to be the intent of THE REVELATION OF JOHN. This is the golden thread of emphasis throughout this last book of the Bible. The book, written in the form and style of a letter, is to be read in the church to encourage Christians to stand firm in their faith over against false doctrine and persecution. As Christ has been victorious and now rules as King of kings and Lord of lords, so every disciple of Christ will be victorious if s/he lets no one seize their crown.
Our study will begin with understanding the basics of apocalyptic literature as well as the Old Testament background of the Book of Revelation. We will then move into what is best understood as a series of seven broad cycles each beginning either with the life of Christ or the beginning of the Christian Church and completed by the coming of Christ for judgment of the world. Each cycle becomes more comprehensive and decisive as the history of the Church moves on.
With permission, this study is based in "The Victorious Disciple" written by the Rev. Dr. Walter W. Stuenkel.