The 7 Trumpets

This Sunday four chapters (Revelation 8-11), but only one scene:  The 7 Trumpets.  

We will learn that trumpets are sounding because Christians are praying. 

Believers are pleading with God to intervene, and after giving the unrighteous a time to repent, God sends judgment. 

When the smoke clears, one temple is gone, and another one comes into view.

 

 

 

Who Can Stand?

The next 13 chapters of Revelation unveil 3 judgments represented by 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and 7 Bowls. 

The Seals are about how judgment is experienced by believers. 

The Trumpets and Bowls are about how judgment is experienced by unbelievers. 

The key to understanding these chapters (6-18) is to not to focus on the details but rather the drama

That’s how apocalyptic literature works. 

This Sunday we will look at the Seals (chapters 6-7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lion to the Lamb

As we step deeper into John’s vision in Revelation 5, a dramatic change takes place. 

There is a shift from the Lion to the Lamb. 

This refocus causes a shift in our worship and our theology

Revelation is not just about wild visions and heavenly beings. 

It is a teaching arm of the Spirit, teaching that allows us to truly grasp what is necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throne Room of God

Revelation 4 begins the vision as revealed to John. 

Before all hell breaks loose in the ensuing chapters, John was given a glimpse of the Throne Room of God. 

Why?  Man has to alter his perception of reality as we face opposition. 

Revelation 4 reminds us that our response to all the chaos is worship. 

 

 

Christmas & Miracles

Why is it that at Christmastime people think more about miracles? 

Is it because the Christmas Story is a miracle or that a virgin conceives, or it is God entering into human flesh to redeem us, or all of the  appearances of angels, and a guiding star? 

This Sunday we will dwell on Christmas & Miracles

 

 

  

West Coast Churches: Laodicea

This week we look at the last of the 7 churches, Laodicea

The scary thing about this is it is the most representative of the American church today. 

This church had a room temperature faith that made Jesus sick. 

Laodicea reminds us that unless Jesus is encountered in the work and worship of the church, it cannot please our Lord. 

 

 

 

West Coast Churches: Philadelphia

This Sunday we will looking at the church at Philadelphia as we continue looking at the West Coach Churches

This church reminds us that in the least of the churches Jesus is right there in their midst. 

They were small and lacked the clout of the other churches, and yet her level of faithfulness got the attention of Jesus. 

Philadelphia proves you can’t have Jesus and not have His church. 

 

  

West Coast Churches: Sardis

This Sunday’s sermon is all about the church at Sardis (Revelation 3). 

Jesus performs an autopsy on a church that neither persecuted or had false doctrine, but nonetheless dying. 

As we look at this church, we will address the question, Why do churches die?” 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast Churches: Thyatira

We continue our series on We Need A Revelation by examining the church at Thyatira

Whereas Ephesus had the doctrine down but lacked the love, Thyatira had the love but lacked the doctrine. 

We can engage the world without embracing her view of tolerance.  Jesus was extremely harsh with this church because His honor and their future were at stake.  

 

 

 

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