Contributed on Jun 18, 2013
As you read Revelation, what are you looking for? As you realize it's later than it's ever been before, what ar eyou looking for?
“The Great Unveiling: What Are You Looking For?” Revelation 1:1-20 An older couple retired to bed for the evening. As they began to rest the grandfather clock downstairs began to chime. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. But this time it continued – thirteen, fourteen, fifteen. Hearing ...read more
Contributed on Oct 3, 2013
So Satan and his armies will be in the lake of fire forever, and Christ is on the throne forever - what abhout the standing of the Redeemed?
“The Great Unveiling: Great Expectations” Revelation 21:1 – 22:5 Revelation is really the tale of two cities – one of the beast and his followers and one of the Lamb and his followers. Almost every week we’ve dealt with the evil city of the beast. Today we have ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2013
When we see ourselves in the drama played out in Revelation, we can bet our lives on Jesus.
“The Great Unveiling: The Final Chapter” Revelation 22:6-21 We have watched this entire vision, this drama, with John. The drama is over; everything has been unveiled. The curtain has been drawn. And now the lead actor, Jesus Christ, comes out in front of the curtain and reiterates ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2013
If Jesus showed up at your church what would he find? What would he say?
“The Great Unveiling: Checking Out the Church” Rev. 2:1-3:22 At the end of chapter 1 we are reminded that the 7 lampstands are the seven churches. That’s an important description of the church – for she is to be the light of the world. And it’s a lampstand; ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2013
If you could travel to the center of the world, what dfo you think you'd see and experience? And how would you get there?
“The Great Unveiling: Journey to the Center of the World” Revelation 4 & 5 If you could travel to the center of the world, what do you think you’d see and experience? As a young boy I loved the Jules Verne movie classic “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” In ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2013
Just wehn and what are the last days? And what differrence does it make?
“The Great Unveiling: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!” Revelation 6:1-17 & 8:1-5 Growing up I had three very close friends in my church. We did everything together – we inseparable. People fondly referred to us as the 4 horsemen. At the time, I thought that was ...read more
Contributed on Jul 16, 2013
Are you part of the 144,000?
“The Great Unveiling: Guaranteed Security” Rev. 7:1-17 Last week we looked at the seven seals and saw how much of God’s judgment is already underway in history. We learned that there is still much more to come, and with increasing intensity. But after the sixth seal there ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2013
When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be nore more, then what?
“The Great Unveiling: Bring On the Trumpets” Revelation 8:1-13 The sound of trumpets is uplifting. It revives our spirits, our toes start tapping, and sometimes we want to get up and dance. Growing up I was never sad when I heard Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass or Louis ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2013
What do we see when we move from the realm of the visible to the invisible, from the material to the spiritual - into the realm of dmons? Woe!
“The Great Unveiling: Woe!” Revelation 8:13-9:21 As chapter 8 ends we learn that there are some woes yet to come upon those “who dwell upon the earth.” The next three trumpets bring them to us. Keep in mind that we are moving from the realm in which we live into the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2013
The phrase "I have good news and bad news" has pretty much been immortalized. But it reminds us that the sweet and bitter are often mixed together. Revelation paints such a 'good news-badnews' picture of life.
“The Great Unveiling: Good News and Bad News” Rev. 10:1 – 11:19 The phrase of “I have good news and bad news” has pretty much been immortalized. It’s often used jokingly, sometimes seriously; it points to the fact that things could be worse, or perhaps that ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2013
Good impressionists are a joy to watch, and they command our attention. But the greatest impressionist of all is not a joy to watch, but still commands our attention. We meet him in the book of Revelation.
“The Great Unveiling: The Great Impressionist” Revelation 12:1-13:18 I’m always captivated by good impressionists – people who can mimic the voices, quirks, and facial nuances of others. It’s a tremendous talent and takes a great amount of study and work to do it ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2013
Our living has something to say about our dying; life has a direct relationship to death.
“The Great Unveiling: The Blessed Dead” Revelation 14:1-20 If Revelation makes one thing clear it’s that we are constantly making a choice between life and death. The message of this great book is often a re-echoing of the messages given to Israel long ago: God has placed ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2013
What is life full of for you? John sees that for many life is a bowl full of wrath.
“The Great Unveiling: Life – Just A Bowl Full Of _________?” Revelation 15:1-16:21 There’s an old saying: “Life is just a bowl full of cherries.” But we know it’s really much more than that, and much more serious than that. We have been promised the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2013
You've heard the saying, 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do.' In other words, to fit in do what the natives do. Is that reaaly a good motto for followers of Jesus?
“The Great Unveiling: When in Rome …” Revelation 17:1-18 You’ve heard the saying – “When in Rome do as the Romans do!” It means that to fit in wherever you are, do what the natives do. And, in the time Revelation was written, many people lived as the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2013
Since the day God promised Satan's head would be crushed, God has been weaving together His plan for over-coming the power and forces of evil.
“The Great Unveiling: I Hate To Say, ‘I Told You So,’ But . . .” Revelation 18:1 – 19:5 I stand in awe of Scripture. I’m overwhelmed by the way it lays out the plans and workings of God. Consider, for example, this fall of Babylon. In Jeremiah 51:59-64 ...read more
Contributed on Sep 20, 2013
REv. 19:9 says "These are the true words of God." What words are true? Why is it important to know them?
“The Great Unveiling: The True Words of God” Revelation 19:1-21 Many of us in the older generations of life remember the original television series Dragnet. One of the classic lines of most every show came from Jack Webb who, as the detective, would question suspects. Whenever one ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2013
The arguments between holders of the various millennial theories has led not a 1000 years of peace but to 2000 years of strife. Perhaps it shouldn't be so much about the 'whats' as about the meaning.
“The Great Unveiling: But What About the Rapture?” Revelation 20:1-15 People have given so much attention to the various ‘millennial’ theories, and tried so hard to prove that their positions the only truthful ones, the message of this great chapter has been lost. ...read more