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Easter Sunday: Revelation 5: The Resurrected Lamb

INTRODUCTION: Jesus Christ is risen from the dead!  But what is the significance of this?  Is it merely a miracle to prove Jesus is who He said He is? Is it only relevant to prove that our salvation is real, and that sins have been paid for?  It is all this and more.  Today I would like to talk about the resurrection of Christ as the beginning of the end.  It is because Christ is resurrected and ascended on high and taken the throne at the right hand of the Father that God’s plan to overcome satan and sin and...


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Romans 12:11: Fervour

Outline Zealous fervour Spiritual fervour Directed fervour Introduction Try and read Romans 12:11 through a 21st century mindset. Think of the pluralistic political correctness that has to insist that all views are equally valid. Think of the new militant and vocal left that is deconstructing traditional Christians truths and norms. Think of the post-9/11 allergy to religious fervour. Now hear this verse, ‘Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.’ Our age cannot hear this verse without hearing an endorsement for radicalism; fundamentalism; stabbings and shootings at night clubs and concerts. This verse would...


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Revelation 1:1-5: An Overview

Introduction: I remember watching a documentary on condors, a species of American bird on the brink of extinction. I remember the scientists putting on a glove that had a beak to feed it, and it was in the shape of an adult condor’s head. The point was to help the baby bird feel at home and not threatened by those feeding it. Keeping things familiar would aid the baby bird when reintroducing it to the wild. Last week we made the point that God has put on the gloves of apocalyptic literature to speak to His people in familiar...


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Revelation 1:1: The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Introduction: Having laid a large foundation for how we want to read Revelation we can finally tackle the text so we begin by looking at the title that comes from verse 1, ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.’ The very first word in the Greek is the word ‘apokalupsis’ which literally means ‘Revelation’. The word means ‘unveiling’ and must be stressed because it implies that what God is doing is revealing something...


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Revelation: The Hermeneutics of Amillenialism: Part Three

Introduction: God intended the book of Revelation to be understood and not to be a secret code that only a few could understand with the right historical event or person as the key. Listen to the expectation of understanding in the first 3 verses of the book, ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all...


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Revelation: The Hermeneutics of Amillenialism: Part Two

Introduction: God intended the book of Revelation to be understood and not to be a secret code that only a few could understand with the right historical event or person as the key. Listen to the expectation of understanding in the first 3 verses of the book, ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all...


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Revelation: The Hermeneutics of Amillenialism: Part One

Introduction: God intended the book of Revelation to be understood and not to be a secret code that only a few could understand with the right historical event or person as the key. Listen to the expectation of understanding in the first 3 verses of the book, ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all...


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