We are oblivious to a world full of powerful spiritual beings whose conflict shapes the destiny of humanity and the people of God. This 7-week series will explore what the Bible says about the divine realm. We enter into this invisible world by learning about the leader, the characters, and the geography. Then, we will dive into the conflict. Who is the main antagonist and how does conflict in the divine realm affect the human realm? Finally, we’ll conclude with the hero of the story and how the battle is won. Our goal with this series is to better understand the invisible realm and discover why it matters in our everyday lives.
May 6- One God?
May 13- Angels
May 20- Satan
May 27- Heaven
June 3- Spiritual Warfare
June 10- Hell
June 17- Jesus
There’s a good chance this series will pique curiosity and challenge you to want to learn more. To see our entire list of recommended resources, visit Reference Point.
In addition, we created a series of Cutting Room Floors and hosted an Invisible Realm Q&A.
Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael Heiser
If you’re looking for one book that covers the entire series, this one would be it. One caveat: the teaching team doesn’t agree with everything in this book, so use discretion when reading.
Kingdom Roots Podcast with Scot McKnight
Scot McKnight is a New Testament professor at Northern Seminary in Chicago, IL. The Kingdom Roots podcast is a conversation that covers a variety of topics related to the Kingdom of God. We recommend Episode 36: The Hum of Angels .
Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright
What happens after we die? In this book, N.T. Wright explains how many Christians “get it wrong”, and instead presents his understanding of heaven, resurrection, and the church’s mission.
Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
This is a fun, satirical book about the relationship between humans and temptation. The book is written from the perspective of Screwtape (a demon) who is writing letters to “Our Father Below” (aka Satan). It’s a quick read once you get the hang of it.