“Revelation: Living the Dream”

“Revelation: Living the Dream”

Dear HLPC family,

Connie and I enjoyed our time away for our summer vacation.  We spent last week in the north Georgia mountains in a cabin in Clayton.  This gave us a chance to take a day trip to Highlands, NC where we spent our honeymoon 34 years ago that very week.  Funny, things have changed quite a bit from that visit—go figure.

This Sunday we will begin our new sermon series on the book of Revelation that I am calling, “Living the Dream.”  Since this book revolves around the vision God gave the Apostle John, I thought this title appropriate.  Revelation comes with a bold promise for us as we read and study it. In Revelation 1:3 we read, Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. 

G.K. Chesterton said about this book of Scripture: “Though St. John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators.”  Chesterton wrote this about 100 years ago. The years since have only proven his insight even more accurate!

I’m looking forward to this time in Revelation.  I think it has much to say to us in the times we live.  This week we’ll be looking at chapter 1.  I look forward to being back in the HLPC pulpit!

Your Pastor,


Paul Bankson

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).