John needs no introduction beyond what is given in verses 1-2 (as Jesus' "servant," who "testified to everything he saw"), and beyond what he will give in verse 9 ("your brother and companion")... View the entire commentary
Grace and Peace, Glory and Power
John's grace and peace formula has sometimes been described as trinitarian, centering on Father, Son and Holy Spirit... View the entire commentary
As a prophet, John immediately recounts for his readers a prophetic experience, which he is careful to locate as to place and time... View the entire commentary
The Opening Vision
Humility, or "the common touch," is a great asset for anyone aspiring to public life or a position of leadership, on two conditions... View the entire commentary
When John turns and looks behind him to see the voice (that is, to see where it was coming from), he sees seven golden lampstands (v... View the entire commentary
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