Revelation Part 19. 7:1-8

Here is the audio file for this sermon. To play, simply click on the link. To download it, right click on the link (or do whatever you do on a Mac) and save it to your computer: Download Revelation Part 19   Below is a link to the written version of the message, in a PDF file. [...]

Revelation Part 18 - Coming to terms with Judgment

Here is the audio file for this sermon. To play, simply click on the link. To download it, right click on the link (or do whatever you do on a Mac) and save it to your computer: Download Revelation Part 18 Below is a link to the written version of the message, in a PDF file. [...]

Revelation, Part 17. 6:1-17

You need not fear the terror of night, or the arrows of war, or the plagues. God is in control of history. He is using the sinful and horrible works of humankind to bring about his purposes. In the simplest possible terms, God is putting things right. Even the sorts of things that make us think God is not paying attention are, in fact, being used to prepare the world for the end of the old, broken [...]

Revelation, Part 16. 6:1-2

The seals begin with a picture of the gospel going out and "conquering." Before the end, the gospel will be proclaimed to every tribe, language and nation. We Christians are destined to be a part of that. [...]

Revelation, Part 15. 5:1-11

This life will never completely fulfill us or satisfy us, because it is not supposed to. The good news is that Jesus Christ is enacting God’s plan to bring history to its ultimate fulfilment, and to bring those who trust him – his people – into the New Heaven and New Earth, where we will be completely fulfilled, and completely joyful. [...]

Revelation, Part 12. 3:7-13

This is a gracious word to the humble, faithful believer who feels small; perhaps even illegitimate or worthless. Jesus sees your faithfulness to his word. He sees your endurance. You are honored, legitimate and precious in His eyes. Nothing can prevent you from walking through the door He opens for you. [...]

Revelation, Part 13. 3:13-22

The point of repentance is not to get you to try harder. True Biblical repentance means you give up on yourself. You are saying, “I can’t do it, Lord. I don’t have what it takes. My only hope is your mercy.” You turn away from trying to fix things in your own strength, and throw yourself entirely on the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ. You are abandoning all hope apart from Jesus, includin [...]

Revelation, Part 14. 4:1-11

Seven times, in the Book of Revelation, we are given the perspective of Heaven. It is beyond us, and difficult to understand the particulars, however, the overall idea is to give us hope and joy, and the certainty that God is in control. [...]

Revelation, Part 11. 3:1-7

Sardis was one of the two worst churches to which Revelation was written. Jesus literally has nothing good to say about them. What was their offense? Were they pursuing some particularly bad heresy? Were they pressured by the culture into some terrible compromise? No. In the eyes of Jesus, what made them so bad was that they simply didn't care very much. Even though they looked good on the outside [...]

Revelation, Part 10. 2:18-29

Jesus has some very harsh words for those who claim to be Christians, yet do not repent. He is judgmental toward Christians who are tolerant of such people. But He offers strength to those who hold on to Him, and the promise of His own fully satisfying Eternal Presence as compensation for the things we lose in this life by following Him. [...]

Revelation, Part 9. 2:12-17.

The church at Pergamum resisted persecution, but they began to fall to seduction. With overwhelming cultural pressure around them, they began to compromise. They sought satisfaction in physical things, and it cost them greatly in spiritual things. Jesus told them to repent. He said that he was willing to go to war with them over their compromise with the culture. But he promised to the repentant o [...]

Revelation, Part 7. 2:1-7, Part B.

Nothing – absolutely nothing, should come before God in our lives. What is your first love, really? Jesus is clear here – it should be Him. If Jesus is your first love, He should have first claim on your time, energy and resources of all kinds. This message shows you how much we need to repent, and promises how much we gain when we do. [...]

Revelation, Part 6. 2:1-7

In a culture that was hostile to Christianity, the Ephesian church was intolerant of those who called themselves Christians, and yet indulged in sin and called it OK. They were intolerant of would-be celebrity leaders who taught bad doctrine. Jesus praised them for this sort of intolerance. [...]

Revelation, Part 5. 1:9-20

Following Jesus often involves some sort of trouble or hardship, in the middle of which we are called to remain faithful and obedient to the Father, even when we don’t understand. Jesus words to each of us today are: "Do not be afraid. I have the keys to death and hades. I have this. I have you. I am the first and the last - I have your trouble surrounded. [...]

Revelation, Part 4. 1:5-8

God has made it so that our identity is that we are truly loved children of God. He has changed our nature from true sinners into truly forgiven and made truly righteous. Our citizenship is in heaven, and our work is as priests of God in everyday life. [...]

Giving

We believe that all areas of our lives belong to Jesus, including our time, our talents and our possessions. The Lord asks for 10% of our income because that is the best way to insure that our finances are surrendered to Him, and that He is indeed Lord, even of our money. To put it differently, what would be the reason to not give him our tithe (10%)? We trust that when we do offer our tithes and offerings in the name of the ... [...]

After the But

Leah is one of the most unappreciated heroines in the Bible. Her husband Jacob never intended to marry her—he was tricked into it by her scheming father. Jacob wanted Leah's sister, Rachel, and he married her just one week later. Leah is a great example of coming to terms with God in the midst of our struggles. For years she tried to get Jacob to love her. That was the focus of her life, and she named her first three children accordingly ... [...]


Click Here For Article Archives