Sermon Series

  • 1. An Introduction To The Revelation Of Jesus Christ

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2017
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    This is the first instalment of a Devotional and somewhat Analytic commentary on the book of Revelation.

    Just a word of warning. This first instalment is really long. This will not be the case for every instalment. Also, the portion right under the text is a bit academic for some people. The cross-references are there for those of you who want to take this as a challenge, and use these ...read more

  • 2. Revealing Jesus

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2017
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    Jesus loves you. & He is really good. He knows who to love. & because He loves you, you are, automatically, worthy.

    John, to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from the One who is and was and is coming, and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness (martyr), the firstborn from the dead, and the leader of the kings of the earth, the ...read more

  • 3. Wail Now Or Wail Then

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2017
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    Why would people be unhappy to see Jesus? He taught love for all people, forgiveness of enemies, kindness, gentleness, and meekness. He suffered and submitted himself to punishment. There may be two reasons, and probably many more.

    Look! He is coming with the clouds, and all eyes will see him, even those who pierced Him, and will all the tribes of the earth wail because of him. Even so, Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, says the Lord God, who was and is and is coming, the Almighty.” -Revelation ...read more

  • 4. The Reason For Stresses

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2017
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    Faithfulness to the Word of God truly results in blessings beyond all we would ask or think, but often results in the opposite of comfort and ease and temporal happiness.

    I John, your brother, and partaker together in the stresses, and kingdom, and endurance in Jesus, was in the island named Patmos, because of the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus. v 9 Tribulation is thlipsis, a word used for the process of shaping an object under tremendous pressure. ...read more

  • 5. Where Is God? Where Are You?

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2017
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    John’s first glimpse of Jesus in this Revelation is extraordinary and strange. I’d like to focus on instead is where Jesus is. Jesus is in the midst of the Church and the Church is in the palm of His hand.

    I was in the Spirit into the Lord’s Day (the Day of the Lord), and I heard behind me a great voice, like a trumpet, saying, I am the A and the Z, the first and the last and, What you see write into a book, and send to the seven churches, to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Tyatira, ...read more

  • 6. I Fall To Pieces

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2017
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    filled with wonder, at who He is, His loveliness. His light. His goodness. His truth. It’s difficult to remain standing. At some point you have to fall before Him and worship-aknowledge His worth-ship.

    And when I saw Him, I fell at his feet, as dead. And he placed his right hand on me, saying “Don’t be afraid, I am the first and the last, and the Living One, and I was dead, and Look! I live forever and ever, and I have the keys of death and Hades. Write, therefore, what you have seen, and what ...read more

  • 7. Formula For Regaining Lost Love: Remember, Repent, Repeat

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2017
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    Some might argue it’s not possible to stay in love-"Love" hormones work about 18-24 months and then settle down to normalcy. Jesus doesn’t share that perspective. He gives the 3 R's for Rekindling 1st Love -Remember, Repent & Repeat.

    To: The Angel at the Church in Ephesus Write, These things says the One holding the seven stars in His right hand, the one walking in the middle of the gold lights: I know your works, and your labor and patience (endurance-bearing under a load). And that you are not able to tolerate bad ...read more

  • 8. Martyrdom

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2017
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    Jesus doesn't promise He'll deliver us from our stresses (Tribulation), He does, however, promise to use our suffering for good, and offers an eternal weight of glory in return for our sacrifice.

    And to the Angel of the Church in Smyrna, write: These things says the first and the last, who died and came to life I know your tribulation (stresses) and poverty, but abudance And the blasphemy of those who claim themselves to be Jews and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan. Do not ...read more

  • 9. Top 7 Rewards To The Overcomer

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2017
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    Peter told Jesus "we've left everything to follow you. What do we get?" Jesus wasn't put off by the question. In fact, the end of each of the messages to the churches proclaims rewards for those who overcome. This is a brief overview of each.

    And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These things writes the one having the sharp, two edged sword: I know the place where you stay, the throne of Satan, And you hold onto my name, and do not deny my faith Even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness (martyr), who was killed ...read more

  • 10. The Days Of Thyatira

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2017
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    Jesus told us to be in the world, but not of it. This at least implies we are to be engaged, interactive, present, making the world a better place. But it also means we have to govern our exposure to those things which dishonor God.

    To the angel of the church of Thyatira write These things says the Son of God, the one having his eyes like flame of fire, and his feet like polished bronze. I know your works, and the love, and the faith, and the service (deaconate), and the patience (endurance), and your latter works are ...read more

  • 11. Sardis-Life From The Dead

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2017
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    To the Sardis church-those whose faith had become like used up coals-a mere ember where a flame of life and light-giving heat had once been-Jesus says Remember, Keep, and Repent.

    Day 11 To the angel of the church of Sardis, write These things says He who has the spirit of God, and the seven stars I know your works, and that you have a name that lives, yet you are dead. Be vigilant, and strengthen the things that remain, which are near death, For I have not found ...read more

  • 12. The Advantages Of Small Strength

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2017
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    Are you small? Are you weak? If so, you are in VERY good company, and God will set before you a door that no one can shut.

    To the angel of the church of Philadelphia write: These things says the Holy, the True, the one having the key of David, the one who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens I know your works. Look, I have given before you an open door, and no one has the power to shut it, because you ...read more

  • 13. The Last Church

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2018
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    We as God’s community will only know full satisfaction when our wealth is in Christ, when our vision is His vision, when our self-concept is bound up in our identity in Christ, and when our clothing is His righteousness.

    Revelation 3 v. 14 To the angel of the church of Laodicea write; These things says the Amen (True), the witness (martyr), the faithful and true, the overarching one of the creation of God. v. 15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot, I wish you were either cold or hot. v. 16 ...read more

  • 14. Light

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2018
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    Those who are filled with darkness see only darkness around, and can’t even see the light. Those who are full of light see goodness even in the darkest times and dimmest caverns of the earth and the souls of men.

    After these things I saw, and Look, a door opened in heaven, and the voice like a trumpet that first heard speaking with me, saying, “Come up here!, and I will show you what will happen after these things.” Immediately I was in Spirit; and Look A throne was placed in heaven, and on the throne one ...read more

  • 15. What Do People Do In Heaven?

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2018
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    Any ability or talent or appearance or power or fame we receive is entirely derivative-an expression of His goodness imputed to us for a short while. Satan wanted worship for himself. Saints seek to bring worship to their God.

    And around the throne, twenty four thrones, and on the thrones twenty four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and on their heads, golden crowns (of victory) And out of the throne came lightnings and voices and thunders, and seven fiery lamps burning before the throne, which are the seven ...read more

  • 16. Why Do You Cry?

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2018
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    I think God wants to have soft hearts-the ability to grieve, to be hurt, to be wounded, and, thereby, to become a source of healing, just as Jesus bought our healing through the tearing of His flesh.

    REVELATION CHAPTER 5 1. And I saw in the right hand of Him sitting on the Throne a book (biblion) written on the outside and inside, sealed with seven seals 2. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a big (mega) voice 3. “Who is worthy to take the book and loose its seals?” and no one was ...read more

  • 17. Love Song For The Redeemer

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2018
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    the in-love experience is a foretaste, of what we were designed for in heaven. We experience the brief earthly ecstasy of love so that we are drawn to the eternal exuberance of enjoying God’s presence forever.

    5. And one from among the Elders said to me “Don’t Cry. Look, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome to open the book and loose its seven seals. And I saw in the middle of the throne, and the four Lives and in the middle of the Elders, a Lamb standing as it had been ...read more

  • 18. The Beginning Of The End Of Human History

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
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    We live in interesting times. It seems that if we don't live in the time of the Four Horsemen, that time will, surely, be soon.

    CHAPTER 6 v. 1. I saw as the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four Living Ones saying with a huge voice “Come and see”, and I saw a white horse, and the one riding upon it had a bow, and he was given strength, and he went having victory and to be victorious. v. 3. And ...read more

  • 19. God's Patience, Justice, & Love

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
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    God's love is good and faithful and true and warm and merciful and gracious. In fact His love is so pure you can say He is love. His love is also austere. His love is just. He will do what is necessary to obtain the eternal-term best for His people.

    . . . and then he opened the fifth seal, and I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and because of witness they had upheld. And they cried out with a huge voice (sound) “Until when, o Lord, Holy and True, will you not judge and do justice to our ...read more

  • 20. A Different Kind Of Meteor Shower

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
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    “for me to live is Christ. To die is gain” (Philippians 1). But for those who have no such relationship to Jesus, the end of the world is destruction of everything they hold dear. It is the end of all that matters. It is, truly, dreadful.

    Revelation 6:12 and I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a huge earthquake, and the sun became black like sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood, 13. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, like a fig tree throws off its figs when shaken by a powerful ...read more

  • 21. Your Id In Times Of Great Tribulation

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
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    Do you have your ID, your Nametag, your Seal from God? Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you” (Luke 11). He wants to seal you with His Spirit. Receive His seal today.

    Revelation CHAPTER 7 1. After these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, in order that the wind would not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any (all) tree(s). 2. and I saw another (different) angel, ascending from the ...read more

  • 22. A Heavenly Worship Service

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2018
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    What is your highest goal in life? If it’s high enough, the Bible teaches it will require your death. This is true of many goals.

    Revelation 7 – a Heavenly Worship Service 9. after these things I looked, and saw a huge crowd which no one could number, from every ethnicity, and tribe, and people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, all clothed in white, and palm branches in their hands 10. and ...read more

  • 23. Judgment And The Prayers Of The Saints

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2018
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    for all the good our species has accomplished in the past generation there is a long list of injustices. The litany of crimes mounts. God will not remain unmoved forever. His wrath must come in time.

    CHAPTER 8 1. And when he opened the seventh seal, in heaven it became silent for half an hour. 2. and I saw the seven angels, who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. 3. and another angel came and stood on at the altar, having an gold incense altar, and a lot of incense was ...read more

  • 24. The Original Death Star

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2018
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    Father, Grant that my heart will embrace the blessings You have for me, in the Spirit in which they are given. Let Your blessings never distract me from You. May Your blessings never be a source of division between me and You, or me and Your people.

    CHAPTER 9 And the fifth angel played his trumpet, and I saw a star from heaven, fallen to the earth, and there was given to him the key to the pit of the Abusso 2. and he opened the pit of Abusso, and smoke went up out of the pit, like smoke of a huge furnace, and the sun and air were darkened by ...read more

  • 25. No Repentance.

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2018
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    . . . what if what you worship is deaf, dumb, insensate, and unrepentant? You will become like that thing. You will become, eventually, unable to turn and return to the Maker and Lover of our souls.

    Chapter 9 13 and the sixth angel blew the trumpet, and I heard a voice from the midst of the four horns of the altar of gold before the face of God. 14 saying to the sixth angel, the one having the trumpet, release the four angels which are bound in the huge river Euphrates. 15 and he loosed the ...read more

  • 26. Bitter Sweetness

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2018
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    The judgment of God seems sweet when we think of the eradication of evil from the world. But how bitter the judgment will be when it comes. God’s job is judgment. Our job is love.

    CHAPTER 10 1. And I saw another powerful angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud, and with a rainbow on his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. 2. and having in his hand a small book laying open, and he placed his right foot on the sea, and his left ...read more

  • 27. Aggressive Defense

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2018
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    We don’t have the right to judge. It is the heart that is broken over the destruction caused by sin, not the heart that is proud of its sinlessness, that God can use to correct the ills of his world.

    Revelation Chapter 11 1. And a reed rod was given to me, like a staff, saying, “get up and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and those worshiping in it. 2. And exclude the court that is inside the temple and don’t measure it, because it is given to the nations, and they will trample ...read more

  • 28. What It Means To Be A Witness

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2018
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    God wants us to experience His adventure, His miraculous provision and defense, His Word, His will, and, like Jesus, His choice of ending to the story. The story may not be like the storybooks, fairy tales, and superhero movies. It may end in martyrdom.

    Revelation Chapter 11 continued 7. and when they have completed their testimony (witness), the beast will come out of the Abusso and make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. 8. and their bodies will be on the street of the great city, which is called spiritually Sodom and Egypt, where ...read more

  • 29. The Small & The Large

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2018
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    God has chosen the small to defeat the great, and the foolish ones of this world to confound the wise. We can all look forward to an extraordinary reward for the small things we do in service to Him.

    Revelation 11 15. And the seventh angel played his trumpet, and there were great voices in heaven, saying “the Kingdom of this world is become of our Lord, and of His Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever. 16. and the twenty four elders, the ones before their God who is sitting on the ...read more

  • 30. The Rebel Alliance

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2018
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    Many of us may have to make the ultimate sacrifice, to lay our last full measure of devotion on the altar of Freedom, but that freedom will be precious bought and well won. The outcome is certain. Good will conquer over evil in time, and even beyond time.

    CHAPTER 12 1. And a huge sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2. and she was pregnant, and cries out in labor pains, even the pains to give birth 3. and another sign appeared in heaven, and look, a red ...read more