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Sermons on Revelation
Series: Preparing for What's Ahead (Part 6) – This sixth sermon in the series puts forth the proposition that Christians must join together and commit to specific actions that both call upon God and engage followers of Christ to confront head on the destructive powers and forces that are subtly but surely propelling us to catastrophe. You will hear Pastor Terry warn that, "The 'party' is almost over." This sermon builds upon the foundation of individual response that was introduced in the previous sermon by disclosing seven signs that have characterized previous times of personal and culturally transforming spiritual revival. Jesus' message to the early church located in the city of Laodicea is brought forward as a call to people to unite in inviting Jesus to come into our lives and churches, moving us to change the way we are living so that the classic signs of revival will emerge and result in unprecedented numbers of people turning to God.
Series: Preparing for What's Ahead (Part 4) – In this fourth sermon we will be returning to Revelation 13, this time with a considered look back at an important period in recent history that serves to show us that, even though we may struggle to believe what the Bible teaches us, the unimaginable and unthinkable will take place. Building upon the previous sermons in the series, you will learn not only what is going to occur, but also why. While the disclosures are disturbing and troubling, you will hear that God has provided faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ with certain promises and assurances that will encourage your heart and help you live in and through these difficult days.
Heaven assumes a new location (on earth) and a finality (the place God dwells with man). So, what might heaven be like? We know the scripture gives some details but are there some general things we can count on?
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We've reached the end of our flight through the Revelation! Seven local congregations were the first to receive this letter of encouragement. Regardless of how dark the days may appear to be around you - hang on! Jesus Christ is on the throne - He is ruling - He is reigning - and for those who overcome, there will be a great reward! Someone has correctly noted that only four chapters of the Bible portray life as it was intended to be: Genesis 1 & 2 and Revelation 21 & 22. The earth is restored to it's original glory, and God makes His dwelling with His people. Key Passage: Revelation 21 & 22
Revelation 20 is one of the most debated texts in our study - NOT because the imagery is difficult to understand - BUT because of the various perspectives on WHEN these events will take place! What I'm afraid we've missed in all our debating is the central focus of the text! Namely, that Jesus Christ reigns! And that we've got a job to do! This weekend we'll try to make some sense out of the major schools of thought in regard to the timing of the "end" events. But more than anything, my prayer is that Jesus Christ would be lifted up! Key Passage: Revelation 20
Every day followers of Jesus face a myriad of choices that define their citizenship and their loyalties. We walk with a tentative step and live in a constant state of "tension". How can we live IN this Babylonian world, and YET not be poisoned by the waters? Is it possible to sit at the barstool with friends and neighbors who are drinking deeply from the "kegs" of life that offer them power, pleasure, sex, money and fame - and yet be unaffected myself? Won't my friend next to me wonder why I'm not drinking from the same cup as they are? Won't I stand out like a sore thumb? Key Passage: Revelation 17:1 - 19:5
Revelation 15-16 is one of those difficult yet comforting texts. God will one day judge the nations! Evil will finally be done away with - and our prayer all these years will be answered: "Your kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven!" Hold on! 'Cause the King is on His way! Key Passage: Revelation 15:1 - 16:21
Jesus for President? It almost sounds funny to put those words in the same sentence. In our day when we are so very careful to keep religion and politics separate, it may be difficult to face the reality that the Revelation is a strikingly political book of insubordination against an anti-Christian "empire". While John uses "veiled" language to build his case, it is clear that the ruling empire of the day (Rome) was being implicated as an instrument of Satan! Wow! Can you imagine the pressure we would face if we stood against the state with such vitriolic words? But remember - John was a prisoner of the state! And he wasn't there for towing the party line! He was there because the reigning powers of the day saw danger in the eyes of this little old man! What does the world see when they look in your eyes or mine? Perhaps it's no coincidence that we are talking politics in an election week! Revelation 12-15 is our text - hold on for the ride!
Jesus made the promise that the gates of hell would not prevail against His church! As we dig into one of the most difficult texts in the Revelation this weekend, the underlying theme takes us back to those words of courage! Even in the darkest days of the church's history, God has always preserved His witness! Like the children's toy from 20 years ago "Weebles Wobble but they don't fall down!" How often have we had to get back up on our feet again after having suffered a "fatal blow"? If you take nothing else with you this weekend... take this... God has called us to be fearless in our resolve, fearless in our witness, fearless in our stand for Christ. Can you say it with confidence... "I am not ashamed..."? Key Passage: Revelation 11:1-14