Teaching resources for small worshipping communities [Revelation series] Video teaching along with discussion questions for small groups and house churches. en-us https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/summaries.html?series=6 Revelation Part 49 - The End! https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-49---the-end/a150.html?app=1 Remember the first readers of this book? They wondered if Jesus had forgotten his promise to return. They wondered if God had forgotten about them. They wondered how God could possibly be involved in the crazy, brutal, senseless, evil world they ... Sat, 13 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {4ADA6E93-6A93-8336-BA4A-A76343118C9A} Revelation Part 48. "Because I said so." https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-48-because-i-said-so/a148.html?app=1 When we take these two declarations of Jesus together, they share a common theme: You can count on Jesus. You can rely on his word. Come to Him, be satisfied in Him, by reading his word. At the same time, understand this: all satisfaction in this ... Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {F111C475-88AB-81E4-3C03-2A5D82B1FF27} Revelation Part 47. Parentheses: Sex, Marriage and Civilization https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-47-parentheses-sex-marriage-and-civilization/a147.html?app=1 Even here at the end of Revelation, Jesus mentions the problem of sexual immorality. The Bible’s teaching on sex is much greater and deeper than simply “don’t do it.” In fact, the Bible tells married couples that they ... Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {C34B73D4-25DC-426D-73C1-575131D791AF} Revelation Part 46: Faith Worthy and Reality Defining https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-46-faith-worthy-and-reality-defining/a146.html?app=1 The words of Revelation are true, and worthy of our faith. The words of the whole Bible describe reality, and are worthy of our faith. Jesus Christ is the ultimate Word of God, and he created reality. He is more than worthy for us to put our ... Sat, 08 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {74606210-CA9D-2232-F947-342FA69F6C36} Revelation Part 45. Rev. 22:1-5 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-45-rev-221-5/a144.html?app=1 Virtually all human beings have a deep desire to live in a world that is perfect. All of us have to reckon with that desire, one way or another. But here is the problem: If there was a perfect world, we ourselves could not live there without ... Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {C830D9B7-5412-F80D-1368-94E492B2EC7D} REVELATION #44: THE CITY OF GOD. Revelation 21:9-27 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-44-the-city-of-god-revelation-219-27/a142.html?app=1 The New Jerusalem is not a literal city. The description of it in Revelation 21 is a metaphor to help us envision God’s relationship with His people as a whole; his people’s relationships with each other; and also God’s ... Tue, 30 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {66B20CC1-0FDD-E48D-725D-A5C313057F32} Revelation Part 43. God Himself https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-43-god-himself/a139.html?app=1 If you have the treasure, you don’t need anything else, because the treasure will provide you with everything. And that is the promise of Revelation 21:3 – that we will have the Ultimate Treasure – God Himself. Anyone is ... Sat, 06 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {E1FD8BCB-6C2E-B9A6-313D-8C9D729B7CA1} REVELATION #42: THE NEW CREATION https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-42-the-new-creation/a137.html?app=1 We are promised a new world that contains the beauty, but not the fragility. It contains the excitement and wonder, but not the mortal danger. In our perfect bodies, exploring the wilderness will be a joy. In Earth 2.0, humans will not corrupt or ... Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {63686C61-411C-9737-487D-FF83ED460D63} Revelation #41 Heavenly Rewards https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-41-heavenly-rewards/a136.html?app=1 The entire New Testament teaches us to invest in heaven, to put our hopes and desires there; our treasure. The Lord sees the things you do that no one else sees. He knows the  battles you have fought alone; the things you have done for which ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {E2ACB376-4559-E685-5AFB-1D410741C5AD} Revelation #40: The Book of Life https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-40-the-book-of-life/a135.html?app=1 Real Christians are both more pessimistic, and at the same time, more hopeful than other religions. Jesus sets a standard that is not only based on performance, but also on the heart, and on that score, every human being falls short. And so, he ... Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 {7EDAC710-344B-900C-8D97-9839CB3E11E1} Revelation #39. One Foot in Heaven https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-39-one-foot-in-heaven/a131.html?app=1 We puny, stupid creatures are standing with one foot in heaven, and that gives us authority over all the power of the devil, plus a whole lot more, besides. We are called to focus on the spiritual reality that has already begun. Though we may ... Sun, 03 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 {5E38AD59-4B28-6BA8-01C7-35FBC93BEFD2} Revelation #38. The Dangers of Superficial Grace https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-38-the-dangers-of-superficial-grace/a130.html?app=1 It is our job to warn those who reject Jesus, but not to condemn them. On the other hand, when we tell people there is no judgment for sin, we are treating their brokenness superficially. We are misleading people that God loves, people whom he ... Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 {4E819949-F92B-35D3-F915-8B870F95D777} Revelation #37: The Divine Marriage https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-37-the-divine-marriage/a127.html?app=1 Every human being longs for true, deep, honest intimacy. We want to be able to be fully ourselves, and totally known by Another Person. We long to be able to be completely “naked” – not pretending or hiding; body, soul and ... Sun, 02 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {6052B111-7DC2-1ACE-1790-74FF4C4C0AA6} Revelation #36: Coming out of Babylon https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-36-coming-out-of-babylon/a126.html?app=1 We Christians are called to live in this world, and love our fellow Christians, and also those outside the family of faith. But we are also called to be spiritually, morally and ethically different from the world around us. We are not supposed to ... Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {01D16252-1CCC-F72A-8621-8DE2CFE40056} Revelation #35: The Culture Clash. Revelation 17:1-18 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-35-the-culture-clash-revelation-171-18/a120.html?app=1 We have now come to the point when Western Culture is, in fact, incompatible with Biblical Christianity. By using the image of the prostitute, John tells us that there is a certain kind of attraction toward ungodly culture. We are prone to be ... Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {09517E3C-D7D5-7281-9713-07513B7E5368} Revelation #34. The Dangerous, Good God. 16:1-21 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-34-the-dangerous-good-god-161-21/a119.html?app=1 The first readers of Revelation would have seen this judgment as a good thing, precisely because it is a God thing. I’m reminded of a concept from the beloved books, The Chronicles of Narnia. The children discover that the King of the ... Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {985B16E9-0798-C1C5-C038-11E8CA4A9BA1} Revelation #33. Feast Your Soul on God. https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-33-feast-your-soul-on-god/a118.html?app=1 At some time in the future, our eternal joy will be found in feasting our souls on God. Therefore, now in the present, it is important for us to learn how to enjoy God; to feast our souls on his presence. Ultimately, we are dependent upon Him to ... Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {6FF968B6-6DCD-2FB5-D6A3-C2E59090FC58} Revelation #32. The Two Harvests https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-32-the-two-harvests/a117.html?app=1 The wilderness is beautiful and awe-inspiring. But if you cross it, it will kill you in a heartbeat. The wilderness doesn’t kill you because it is mean. It kills you if try to do something that is contrary to its nature, because its nature ... Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {9648DBCF-0B84-DA21-D426-7D9B1D0F2B95} Revelation #31. Revelation 14:6-13 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-31-revelation-146-13/a116.html?app=1 If God is infinitely good, infinitely glorious, then to sin against him is infinitely evil. And to say that a loving God would never send anyone to eternal punishment is to say that God himself is not eternally valuable. But even more than that, ... Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {D4996FCA-94CD-552A-2D76-FD51C4D5743E} Revelation #30. Revelation 14:1-5 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-30-revelation-141-5/a115.html?app=1 This whole section of Revelation is about the underlying spiritual reality that is affecting the events of our physical lives. It is here to remind the first readers, and us, that the things that we experience every day are also part of an ... Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {4049E00C-246C-6435-CEF2-7D4BA7C36869} Revelation #29: 666 - THE NUMBER OF LIES, PEER PRESSURE AND THE SELF https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-29-666---the-number-of-lies-peer-pressure-and-the-self/a114.html?app=1 Whatever we see as the Supreme Good, unless it is God, is an idol; even if it is our own well-being. Pressure to conform to the culture, enticement to idols, false teaching – all these are the work of the second beast. They aren’t ... Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {EED63AAD-6084-4E6D-274C-4229A0B3A047} Revelation Part 28. Revelation 12:13-17 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-28-revelation-1213-17/a113.html?app=1 To our suffering brothers and sisters today, and to future generations, this passage contains a powerful message. No matter how strong the Beast is, no matter how absolute his authority appears to be, his time is limited. We need to know that ... Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {EC8BA6E3-5D26-E318-07FA-971986233D3F} Revelation Part 27. Revelation 12:13-17 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-27-revelation-1213-17/a112.html?app=1 Whether we choose to believe it or not, we Christians are in the middle of a spiritual war. Often, following Jesus is hard, and the reason we find it so is because we have enemies in the spiritual realm. They will attack whether we believe in ... Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {E6715F9F-C311-9B98-718B-6F7A337DD9B9} Revelation Part 26. Revelation 12:7-12 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-26-revelation-127-12/a111.html?app=1 Maybe you find yourself in a situation like that of the first Christians to read Revelation. You've tried to follow Jesus. You've been faithful, but sometimes it seems like it isn't working out. Life is still hard, and sometimes it costs you to ... Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {050D7B00-C41B-4E3A-E9A6-DAAF4C20688F} Revelation Part 25. Revelation 12:1-6 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-25-revelation-121-6/a110.html?app=1 God’s people are in the business of bringing Jesus Christ into the world. Jesus came physically, through the people of Israel. Today, the church still has the task of helping Jesus to be manifested to the world. We do this primarily as ... Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {BC3D5C7E-5E69-3B78-A139-D735B7853B18} Revelation Part 24. Revelation 11:15-19 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-24-revelation-1115-19/a108.html?app=1 Up in the heavenly throne room no one is worried; on the contrary, they are praising God. In heaven, the war is already over, already won. God has already begun to reign, the nations have been judged, God’s prophets and saints have been ... Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {93BD6CF3-756F-B654-FCD5-15CD3BFF1DA2} Revelation Part 23. Revelation 11:1-11 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-23-revelation-111-11/a107.html?app=1 By ancient Jewish law, it required two witnesses to establish something in a court of law. When there are two witnesses, something is established as certainly true. God will not judge the world without first giving solemn witness to the truth of ... Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {0EF68FFC-D787-3768-0EBF-69D9D9E955F6} Revelation Part 22. Revelation 10:1-11 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-22-revelation-101-11/a106.html?app=1 It is a sweet thing for us to absorb the Word of God into our minds and hearts. It is good to tell others. However, the fact that some will reject God finally and forever is a bitter truth. Even so, the Lord will exhaust all possibilities before ... Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {20EE6F4C-C143-2F86-92E9-D8666BC00F14} Revelation Part 21. 8:1 - 9:21 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-21-81---921/a105.html?app=1 Last time we saw the glorious hope we have in Jesus. We saw the joy and wonder of our future in heaven if we trust Jesus. This time, God is presenting the alternative. If we finally decide we want to continue to control our own lives, this horror ... Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 {1FF592F9-2D5F-1360-7D04-F03D75AF5DE1} Revelation, Part 20. 7:9-17 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-20-79-17/a104.html?app=1 The writer of Hebrew says of Jesus that “for the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2).” This passage today describes the joy set before us. ... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {0AC57E9A-2D84-42B3-B263-27536922FEEE} Revelation Part 19. 7:1-8 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-19-71-8/a103.html?app=1 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 ... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {2D2FCF7A-5937-97E4-AE25-4AAFEE0D03C9} Revelation Part 18 - Coming to terms with Judgment https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-18---coming-to-terms-with-judgment/a102.html?app=1 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 ... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {55FA6B99-3533-8D58-9954-1BDBA177B1AF} Revelation, Part 17. 6:1-17 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-17-61-17/a101.html?app=1 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 ... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {682357DF-2FA8-BA4D-F60D-C85FDE415567} Revelation, Part 16. 6:1-2 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-16-61-2/a100.html?app=1 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. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {74312514-8332-4098-1398-C7559D4EC834} Revelation, Part 15. 5:1-11 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-15-51-11/a99.html?app=1 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 ... Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 {09B96105-6B3B-55E5-C1A3-F7BB19D02F77} Revelation, Part 12. 3:7-13 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-12--37-13/a96.html?app=1 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 ... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {F0D63D4B-04BF-982D-59C2-0D34EFC1A1BB} Revelation, Part 13. 3:13-22 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-13--313-22/a97.html?app=1 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 ... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {08D41748-0E65-1BF2-0AB1-96C8956AC6C6} Revelation, Part 14. 4:1-11 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-14--41-11/a98.html?app=1 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. Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {E9EC30BF-5AD4-775B-5E75-BE02146E241C} Revelation, Part 11. 3:1-7 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-11--31-7/a94.html?app=1 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 ... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {E6519543-5627-30E1-D593-0E576E5847D0} Revelation, Part 10. 2:18-29 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-10--218-29/a93.html?app=1 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 ... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {879FFD86-F117-7EDC-006B-06F12F29382C} Revelation, Part 9. 2:12-17. https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-9--212-17/a92.html?app=1 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 ... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {B18AA2BC-57CB-D8E0-BCC0-BB2B27C58E56} Revelation, Part 8. 2:8-11 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-8--28-11/a91.html?app=1 The church in Smyrna, at the end of the first century AD was facing tremendous persecution. Jesus has wonderful, encouraging words for them. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {008A86BD-D319-6C8E-B73D-5D2FEB372721} Revelation, Part 7. 2:1-7, Part B. https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-7--21-7-part-b/a90.html?app=1 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 ... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {5BA465C8-6166-DB77-4A1F-BC9B1696AB38} Revelation, Part 6. 2:1-7 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-6-21-7/a89.html?app=1 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. ... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {13F76AD3-9182-EF1B-7D5D-8B5194C7DF34} Revelation, Part 5. 1:9-20 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-5-19-20/a88.html?app=1 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 ... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {61C6BE85-2510-61D5-5880-93AEC0D85C67} Revelation, Part 4. 1:5-8 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-4-15-8/a87.html?app=1 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 ... Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {61994173-024C-68C9-86C9-9387DBE72175} Revelation, Part 3. 1:1-5 https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-3-11-5/a86.html?app=1 The first five verses of Revelation bring us incredible grace and comfort, by reminding who God is. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {EE3146C8-1031-12C8-C02A-3748EB21C32E} Revelation, Part 2. Introduction, B. https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-2-introduction-b/a85.html?app=1 These 22 chapters help us keep believing in Jesus when the evidence makes it difficult. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {340C1E78-8BD6-B536-A67A-E11D4D5C5A7C} Revelation, Part 1. Introduction, A. https://lifetogetherchurches.com/sermons/revelation-part-1-introduction-a/a84.html?app=1 Revelation is an important book, but it is terribly confusing and difficult at points, and so a thorough introduction is unquestionably required Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 {AEE90C29-FB12-579F-C482-31B6B5B411F1}