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Then, Now, Later | Revelation 6:12-17

When the sixth seal opens in Revelation 6:12, both the heavens and the earth are shaken. There is an earthquake, the sun goes dark, the moon like blood, stars fall from the sky and mountains and islands are moved from their place. Nothing like it has ever happened before. People, all people, are not only...

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“Time and Martyrdom,” Revelation 6:9-11

The fifth and sixth seals of Revelation, on first glance, show us martyrdom and cosmic turmoil, the death of saints and stars falling out of the sky with men, women and children running to hide in caves. What do we make of all this? The question is, what do we see about Jesus in it? What...

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“Jesus Has Authority over the Horsemen,” Wednesday, April 29th

Revelation 4 began with Jesus telling John, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” As we enter chapter 6, it is important that we remember that the things that John was seeing were coming from heaven, they were still the “things which must take place.” Jesus, the Lamb...

Revelation 5:11-14, “The Songs of the Second Coming.”
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Revelation 5:11-14, “The Songs of the Second Coming.”

The more we look at Revelation Chapters 4 and 5, the more we get to see heaven’s stability because of its complete confidence in the Lamb and the One who sits on the throne. The things written in the scroll are not scary, because they know the One who wrote the scroll and the One who holds...

Revelation 5:7-10 “Focused on the Lamb”
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Revelation 5:7-10 “Focused on the Lamb”

When Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”, He was teaching us perspective. Our prayers are not to inform heaven of what’s happening on earth, but to bring what’s happening in heaven to earth. In Revelation 5, we are given a picture of...

Revelation 5:1-7 “The Lion is the Lamb”
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Revelation 5:1-7 “The Lion is the Lamb”

Tonight, our study of the book of Revelation takes us to chapter 5 and introduces us to the Lamb. As we’ve talked about so many times, the entire letter is about Jesus, it is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, but as we dig through it, Jesus is revealed in many different ways. He has introduced...

Lent Blog: Hungry to be Satisfied
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Lent Blog: Hungry to be Satisfied

If you are like me, you grew up in a section of Christianity that did not observe Lent. I’m from a background that largely did one of two things with Lent, ignored it as unnecessary or rejected it as religious, or for some, probably sacrilegious. For those that aren’t aware, Lent is a nearly 6-week...

Revelation 4:1-11, “Heaven is Focused and Stable”
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Revelation 4:1-11, “Heaven is Focused and Stable”

The book of Revelation begins this way, “The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show his servants things which must surely take place.” Chapter 4 is the beginning of “the things which must surely take place.”  

Revelation 3:14-22, “The Other Side of Rebuke”
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Revelation 3:14-22, “The Other Side of Rebuke”

Jesus gave the church at Laodicea probably the most famous rebuke of all times, “I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” As we talked about two weeks ago he used an analogy that they were familiar with. He said, “I could wish you were cold or hot so then because you are...