January News Update - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

January News Update

Do you find Bible prophecy confusing? Many do. When it comes to better understanding Revelation or the end times, some view it like algebra—we know it’s important, but struggle to make sense of it.

 

Yet Revelation 1:3 promises a unique blessing to those who study the Bible’s final book: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” This is a blessing I want for my life—and for yours!

 

This month, we begin a new series with my friend and Bible prophecy expert Dr. Jimmy DeYoung to help you better understand the book of Revelation. In our programs together, Dr. DeYoung will guide you through the 22 chapters of this prophetic book in chronological order, offering a unique and understandable perspective that will change your life.

 

In part 1 of our series, we include four programs covering key aspects of Revelation. Program 1 includes a unique overview of the entire book of Revelation in a single program. Dr. DeYoung has taught this information to audiences worldwide to offer a clear outline of the key aspects of the apostle John’s prophecies.

 

Our second program addresses the apostle John’s vision of Jesus. Revelation 1 offers a unique look at Jesus in His glorified form. He provides instructions for John’s writing that influences the remaining 21 chapters, in addition to offering many applications for our lives today.

 

In program 3 we begin our discussion of the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3. Each church existed as a local congregation in the first century with their own strengths and weaknesses that inform the way our churches function still today.

 

In program 4 Dr. DeYoung addresses Revelation 4 and the beginning of the heavenly visions the apostle John experiences. We’ll identify aspects such as the 24 elders, and highlight the rapture and the various views of the Tribulation.

 

We are also making four additional programs available in part 2 of our series with Dr. DeYoung. In program 5, we discuss the revived Roman Empire that will arise during the Tribulation period. Program 6 highlights the three sets of seven judgments that will take place during the Tribulation, bringing vast destruction upon the earth.

 

In program 7, we feature Christ’s return at the end of the seven-year Tribulation period. He will defeat His enemies at the Battle of Armageddon and set up His 1,000-year Millennial Kingdom.

 

In program 8, we conclude with Satan’s final rebellion and defeat at the end of the Millennial Kingdom, God’s final judgment, and describe the believer’s ultimate home in eternity future. Eternity future will include God providing a beautiful new heaven, new earth, and New Jerusalem.

 

Our Resources This Month

 

This month, you can request our entire collection of Revelation resources with Dr. Jimmy DeYoung. They include parts 1 and 2 of “The John Ankerberg Show Presents Through the Book of Revelation with Dr. Jimmy DeYoung.” This collection includes 8 full-length television programs on DVD and Blu-ray.

 

In addition, our package includes two new study guides to complement the two parts of the television series. Helpful for both personal study and small groups or classes, you’ll better understand Revelation and be able to live out its principles in your life.

 

All four of these resources, including part 1 and part 2 of our television series, as well as two new study guides, are available for your gift of $99. Please see the enclosed card for details.

 

Changing Lives Through Hearing God’s Word

 

We hope you’ve been enjoying our recent programs featuring stories of God at work through audio Bibles. Through your gifts and those of our other ministry friends, we have now provided audio Bibles to reach over 3 million people in listening groups in 120 languages and 40 countries. Approximately half of those in listening groups make a decision for Christ, meaning this outreach has helped reach over 1.5 million people for Christ!

 

To begin 2020, we wanted to offer one final program to summarize the worldwide impact of your gifts toward audio Bibles are having worldwide. Morgan Jackson from Faith Comes By Hearing shares powerful personal accounts, while I offer a special word of thanks and encouragement as we continue helping people discover God’s Word for the first time.

 

Also, your gifts toward audio Bible outreach are doubled at this time. This means every gift you make toward audio Bibles will double in impact during this time.

 

If you would like to help us bring God’s Word to more people through audio Bibles, please see the enclosed card. We greatly appreciate your gift toward this noble project.

 

Coming Soon on The John Ankerberg Show

 

Now let me tell you some exciting news about the TV programs we will bring you this year to encourage and strengthen your faith, and to present the gospel clearly to non-Christians. First, we have exciting programs coming up with Hannu Hauka regarding city-wide evangelism in some of the world’s most difficult cities. His ministry is at work in Russia, the Ukraine, Iraq, Mongolia, and Tanzania, reaching millions of people with the gospel.

 

 

We’ll also soon have Dr. Gary Habermas back in the studio to discuss the evidence for early Christian beliefs. As the world’s foremost scholar on the resurrection of Jesus, he’ll demonstrate how early creeds provide some of the strongest information for the Bible’s teachings about the life, death, resurrection, and deity of Jesus.

 

We’ll also have Dr. Erwin Lutzer back with us in the studio later in 2020. As pastor emeritus of Moody Church and the bestselling author of more than 30 books, his wisdom on salvation and eternal security offer great encouragement to believers and make a wonderful outreach tool to those still investigating what they believe.

 

Finally, I have asked my friend Lee Strobel, the bestselling author of The Case for Christ, to come and tape a series on his most recent book, The Case for Miracles. As you can see, we have a powerful lineup of guests and programs you won’t want to miss!

 

40 Years of the John Ankerberg Show

 

Did you know 2020 marks the beginning of 40 years of The John Ankerberg Show? I had no idea when we began this ministry that we would one day serve as the world’s most-watched television program on Christian worldview and apologetics.

 

Now in over 200 nations and territories, reaching a potential 4.5 billion people in 10 languages, we praise God for the opportunity to faithfully present and defend the gospel for four decades. Thank you for your tremendous generosity and faithful prayers as we serve the Lord together.

 

I hope God will lead you to partner with me this month with our matching gift opportunity. You are vital to reaching people for Christ. I am praying for you and look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

For those who have yet to hear,

Dr. John Ankerberg