Contributed on Jun 7, 2011
Too many neglect the Revelation because of ’all-kinds’ of reasons, yet it is the book which "Unveils" our Lord in His divinity. This message calls us to view this book with OPENED EYES.
The Unveiling Eyes Wide Open Rev. 1:1-3 * Have you ever felt neglected? Felt like you had something to offer & never given the opportunity? * In the 21st century, it would seem that Revelation is the one Bible book which receives that kind of treatment. Years ago, all we heard about was the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2011
"Can you hear me now?" is a much asked question. God wants us to listen not just for the facts or simply to know He’s talking. He desires for us to listen with understanding. This message calls us to listen with our hearts.
The Unveiling Hear With Your Heart Revelation 1:4-8 * (TEXT) One of the funniest & truest of all slogans is the Verizon ad which says, “Can you hear me now?” Obviously, the issue is cell phone connectivity for millions. When WE PAY FOR A CELL PHONE, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE that we can be ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2011
God’s use of numbers is intriguing and to understand them is to better understand His word. This message was developed after reading Dr. Rogers & Dr. Merritt and is very helpful for study.
Numbers is the Name of the Game Revelation 1:4, 20 * Years ago schools embraced a simple form of education which was jokingly referred to as the 3 R’s of learning; reading, ‘riting, & ‘rithmetic. Remembering this reminds me of a story which my dad tells and declares to be the truth. In rural ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2011
This message is a message of encouragment and challenge to the family of God.
The Unveiling A Message to the Messengers Revelation 1:-9-11 * Every time you look into, linger over, and listen to God’s word, you will discover something new & fresh. * In reading verse 9, you can sense the loneliness of the Apostle John who finds himself on an island, quite likely, in ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2011
John gives us a picture of how we are to respond to the "Glorified Christ." John ’vision’ of the glorified Christ is stunning and revealing.
The Unveiling Responding To the Sovereign Christ Revelation 1:9-18 At the end of every service, we have (what we term) the invitation, the altar call, or even the time of decision. This morning I submit that every time you hear a word from HIS word, you make a decision. Believing that God ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2011
This message helps the layperson understand the layout and gives an overview of the Revelation.
The Unveiling The Key to Revelation Revelation 1:17-20 Keys are big things in our culture. With keys we open doors, start cars, open pad locks, drop boxes, control security & more. Most of us have email for which we have to have a ‘key’ called an ID and password. Candidly, you cannot check ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2011
The church at Ephesus had much going to it and only one thing going against it - that thing was THE THING...It was now backslidden.
The Backslidden Church Revelation 2:1-7 * Today we begin ‘Part 2’ of the Revelation. Chapter 1 constitutes Part 1 of this book because it highlights the things which “have been.” Chapter 2 begins with the things which are. While we “THINK” it will be a good thing to get to the present-day ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2011
The Church at Smyrna is a church which received no criticism from the Lord but much abuse from both the culture and the "congregation" (those who ’say’ they are Jews)
The Unveiling The “Beat Up” or “Bloodied” Church Revelation 2:8-11 * From my observation we live in an increasingly violent culture. Hardly a day passes when we don’t hear of someone being killed or attacked. An honest look at our entertainment would indicate that America has bought into ...read more
Contributed on Aug 23, 2011
The Church at Pergamum was a church married to the world and risk losing her influence for the Kingdom.
The Bargaining Church Revelation 2:12-18 * Everybody loves to get a good deal because we are all ‘bargain’ hunters. Very few people desire to pay retail for anything. Yet at times, what begins to be a bargain turns out to cost too much. A lady was new in a community and was driving down the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2011
The Church at Thyatira gave the illusion of being something they were not...Jesus "busted" them and brought them to reality.
The Busted Church Revelation 2:18-29 * When someone commits a crime, generally, they try to hide that crime & inevitably, the truth comes out so in the vernacular we say, “They got busted.” This means they were forced to face the truth. * In simplistic terms, today I call Thyatira the ‘busted ...read more
Contributed on Sep 3, 2011
The church at Sardis had become arrogant and thus comfortable with their ’church.’ The result was compacency, apathy, and death. This should be a warning for churches today.
The Comfortable Church Revelation 3:1-6 * Having read about this church and preached this text many times, I have labored over the proper name for this church. Terms like dead, decaying, or dying, as well as confused, contented, or cozy, were tops on my list. However, comfortable is the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2011
The church at Philadelphia is the church "I" would probably want to join. It is the church who received from the Lord, a word of observation, affirmation, and even commendation - but NO WORD of CONDEMNATION.
The Consistent Church Revelation 3:7-13 * Of all the churches which Jesus wrote to in the Revelation, the sixth church is the most consistent in the fulfillment of ministry & mission. This is the church that I would have wanted to be a member of. It is this church that our Lord gives no word of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2011
The Church at Laodicea is a church termed "Lukewarm" by our Lord - and obviously shows the signs of "Complacency". Many a congregation have fallen into this trap.
The Complacent Church Revelation 3:14-19 * The story is told of a preacher going to his deacon chairman and asking, “Do you think the problems we face in the church is tied to ignorance & apathy?” After a moment the man replied, “I don’t know & I don’t care.” * Today we look at the church in ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2011
At the end of the church age are God's invitations for people & churches. (there will be no audio for this message - the recording was messed up)
God’s Great Invitations Revelation 3:19-22 * From 1955-1960 there was a series on TV called “The Millionaire.” The theme of the show was that, each week, a generous multimillionaire would dispatch a messenger to give away a million dollars to some unsuspecting, yet needy person ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2011
There is a life "AFTER THIS"....what we do here determine where and with whom we spend it over there....
“After This” Revelation 4:1 * For the last several months we have been working our way though the “Revelation.” In only 3 chapters we have heard 14 messages. Be reminded that we find an outline of this book in 1:19. Jesus told John to ‘write – what you HAVE ...read more
Contributed on Oct 31, 2011
John gives us a first glimpse into heaven. Part one deals with the "Sights" in heaven...Part two will speak to the ’Sounds’ in heaven.
“A Little Glimpse of Heaven” Part 1 Revelation 4 * We all like to sing and dream about heaven. My questions today are these: Do you really want to go there? Are you sure? Do you believe the Bible? What if the Bible rendition of heaven is vastly different than ours? We must believe God’s ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2012
In Heaven, worship takes on the divine character.
The Unveiling - Revelation Worship-Heaven’s Way Jerry Watts Revelation 5:8-14 * Picture an acorn or a pecan with me. They both come from trees which are beautiful and large. In order for a tree to be formed, it is required that the fruit (acorn or pecan) die to itself. Most pecans just ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2012
In the final day - 'who is able to stand before the Lord?' This is the question asked after the 6th seal at the end of Revelation 6.
“Who Is Able To Stand?” The Unveiling - #21 of Jerry Watts Revelation 6:9-17 * The last question in verse 17 is our first challenge of today. “Who is able to stand before the Lamb and the One on the throne in their day of wrath?” Just as surely as God sent the flood ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2012
In the midst of the judgment and chaos, God's hand of grace is extended.
God’s Hand Extended Revelation 6:12-7:10 * We have just read an extended portion of scripture because we needed to keep perspective on the events which are unfolding. The church has been raptured away. The saints & all residents of heaven are in high worship while the residents of earth ...read more