Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, you will explore what it was like for Christians trying to live out their faith in the first-century Roman Empire. You will also learn why the book of Revelation was written and how this knowledge will help deepen your understanding of the book.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the challenges faced by Christians living in the Roman Empire at the time Revelation was written.
  • Explain why John wrote the book of Revelation.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Imagine you were a first-century Christian living in the Roman Empire. Do you think you would have struggled to live out your faith?

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