2022 - Year of VisionAnd the one who was seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new." - Revelation 21:5a
Welcome to 2022: The Year of Vison.
Our focus this year will be on God’s vision and promise to make “all things new”. At the end of the Book of Revelation, God paints a picture of a new heaven, a new earth, a new Jerusalem, and a new Eden. God is in the business of making all things new and invites us to be a partner in the renewal of all things. The mission of the Northwestern Ohio Synod culminates in the renewal that God promies to bring.
Sent by the Crucified and Risen Jesus to
Make Disciples, Equip Leaders, Strengthen Parishes, and Nurture New Communities
for the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World.
Bishop’s Year of Vision Writings
“And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5a)
“When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart,” (Jeremiah 29:13).
“Ephesians 1:23 promises that when Christ returns, he will fill—or complete—all things. When Christians, as the body of Christ, start new Christian communities in the myriad domains...
The Book of Revelation “All Things New”
One of my favorite Bible verses related to the promise of God’s vision is recorded at the end of the Book of Revelation. The Bible verse is Revelation 21:5a, which will serve as our 2022 Year of Vision Memory Verse. “And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5a). I encourage you to memorize Revelation 21:5a and open your eyes to notice the places in your community where God is doing a new thing. And then allow the Holy Spirit to open your heart to love the new thing that God is doing. And finally, open your hands to fully engage and partner with God to bring what is new in the community to life. In partnering with God to renew the community and the world, you will discover your own transformation. For it is in the renewing, that we are renewed.
What follows is a six-session study on the Book of Revelation, chapters 1-3, and 21-22. Open (or turn on) your Bible, gather with a group of friends, get outside the four walls of the congregation, and learn what God desires to teach you. But be careful. Be very, very careful, because God’s Word has the power to renew people and communities from who we are, into the people and communities that God longs for us to be. -Bishop Beaudoin
Poets and Prophets
Reading Guide (PDF)
Reading Guide (Calendar File)
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Reading Guide (Google Calendar)
“All Things New”
The Bible Project
What will it mean for God to make all things new, and how do we partner with him while we wait? Watch the featured video, reflect on some questions, and go deeper into study on your own or with a group..
Book of the Year
21st Century Christian: Following Jesus Where Life Happens – Dr. Michael Moynagh & Dr. Michael Adam Beck
You love Jesus and might even be a key leader in your church. But you have a hard time seeing how church connects with your life the other six days a week.
This book is your guide to following Jesus in a 21st-century way!
Lutheran Study Bible – NRSV (2009) Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Harper Collins Study Bible – NRSV (2006) Publisher: Harper One
Harper Collins Bible Dictionary (2011) Publisher: Harper One
Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010) Publisher: Zondervan
Revelation by M. Eugene Boring (1989) Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Preaching and Teaching. Publisher: John Knox Press
Revelation by Wilfrid J. Harrington (1993) Sacra Pagina Series Volume 16. Publisher: Liturgical Press
Revelation and the End of All Things by Craig R. Koester (2001) Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Revelation for Everyone by N.T. Wright (2011) Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press