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Our strategy for war is an offensive attack with Victory as the only option!
David’s sin with Bathsheba is hard to understand. How could this man who sought God so often fall to sin under these circumstances? Well, that story is played out over and over again in people’s lives today. You see, perhaps the biggest giant of all is the one inside of us. Jesus said, “For from within, out of people’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, lewdness, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.” (Matthew 7:21-22)
This Giant doesn’t hide from you. This Giant calls you, it entices you, it never forgets your last encounter, it’s lonely and it wants you to visit over and over again.
Guest speaker Neal Walstrom gives us some insight on conquering doubt by walking us through his experiences and showing us to not only trust God, but to also NOT lean on our own understanding.
Giants are big enough to scare you! They are strong enough to stop you! They are Tenacious enough to control you, but sometimes small enough to hide from you.
Revenge eats your soul, consumes your mind and Revenge usurps the power and authority of God and makes you God!
We do have healthy fear in our life that triggers the “fight or flight” reaction that protects us, but what about the fear that controls our life and actions that is unfounded and unrealistic, the kind of fear the Apostles had when Jesus was arrested and crucified? The same power that brought Christ from His grave can help you overcome you fears! Christ’s work is not hampered by our fears, but our fears hamper us from being all He has called us to be!
1. The Apocalyptic Gospel ● God’s promise fulfilled: a new heaven and earth (vs1, 5) ● God’s treasured possession: (v2, 9-27) a holy city (people) – the bride of Christ ● God’s dwelling with His people: (vs3, 7; 22-27) God and the Lamb are the Temple – and we are God’s family ● God’s healing and salvation: (vs4, 5, 8, 27; 22:2-3) victory over the curse and deliverance from our enemies ● God’s prophetic word proclaimed: (vs5-6) His sovereignty & faithfulness ● God’s gift of eternal life: (vs6-7; 22:1) for those who thirst and conquer ● God’s judgment of eternal death: for unrepentant sinners (v8) 2. A Tale of Two Cities (theme adapted from NT Scholars G.R. Beasley-Murray & Robert H. Mounce) ● Babylon, the Great Prostitute (Rev 17 & 18; 11:7-8; 16:19) ● Jerusalem, the Holy Bride of Christ (Rev 21:2, 9-27; 22:1-5)
God pursues a relationship with us. Can you explain your relationship with God without Love?
The books of Genesis and Revelation serve not only as bookends to Scripture, but as the promise and fulfillment of that promise in Jesus. In our attempt to gain our own freedom, we became enslaved to sin. But in Christ, we have true freedom and the promise of final victory, and therefore we're called to endure.