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The Seven Bowls

Revelation 12 of 16 We’re going to be in Revelation 15 and 16 this morning— John of the island of prison island of Patmos under the reign of Roman Empire has had a vision. And he’s been sharing that vision with us for 14 chapters. It’s this vision of all-powerful, Read more…

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A Grape Victory

Revelation 11 of 16 We’re going to be in Revelation 14 today. The Bible ends with a strange book, in case you haven’t noticed over the last ten weeks. It’s this letter bursting with symbols, colors, and patterns; it’s overflowing with memorable characters and battles and beasts; it’s telling this Read more…

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An Apocalyptic Christmas

REVELATION 9 of 16 We’re in Revelation 12 today. Have you ever been watching a movie, you’re following the main characters, you’re captured by the story, and then in the blink of an eye everything changes? The screen is filled with animated dancing penguins because Mary Poppins is teaching the children Read more…

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Eat The Scroll

REVELATION 8 of 16 We’re going to be in Revelation 10 and 11 this morning. The large sweep of Revelation tells a story. It’s easy to lose sight of that. Revelation frequently becomes a breeding ground for arguments and debates and disagreements. But the large sweep of Revelation tells a story that Read more…

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The Seven Seals

REVELATION 6 of 16 This is our sixth week in Revelation, and we’re going to start in Revelation 6 today and we’ll be going through the the beginning of chapter 8. I know!—two chapters in one day. Buckle up. If we remember from the last couple of weeks, John has Read more…

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How Does God Save The World?

REVELATION 5 of 16 We’re going to be in Revelation 5 today. Last week we were in Revelation 4, and we saw the visions of Revelation beginning in earnest. John is pulled—drawn upward— into a deeper dimension of reality. It’s like he goes backstage of the entire universe. John has a Read more…

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Backstage of the Universe

REVELATION 4 of 16 This is our fourth week in our tour of Revelation and we are in chapter four. Last week we heard Jesus saying that—behold—he stands at the door and knocks (3.20). Jesus isn’t addressing non-Christians, Jesus isn’t addressing the world in general, Jesus is addressing the church. Jesus Read more…

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The Seven Churches

REVELATION 3 of 16 This is week three of our tour of Revelation, and we’re going to be in Revelation 2 and 3 today. There are seven short letters written to seven churches in the second and third chapters of Revelation. Rather than reading all of them, today we’re going Read more…

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All-Powerful Unstoppable Jesus

REVELATION 2 of 16 Last week we began a six-hour tour of the Bible’s most artistic book: the Revelation. Revelation is a notoriously strange book, but embedded in the name itself is what the book actually is: it is “a revelation.” It reveals. It helps us see. Last week we asked Read more…

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See The Strange

REVELATION 1 of 16 Today we’re beginning a quick 12-week glance at the book… of Revelation. Twelve weeks might seem like a long time but it’s really only six hours—twelve half-hour sermons. Some people spend their entire lives studying and dissecting and exploring this book. Imagine that someone took you Read more…

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The Gentle Conquering

MATTHEW 12 of 12 This is our last week surveying the gospel according to Matthew. If it’s our last week in Matthew then it would probably be a good guess that we’re at the end of Matthew. You’re absolutely right. Matthew 28 is where we are today. If you’ve been Read more…

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The Worst Thing

MATTHEW 11 of 12 Today, we’re in Matthew 27. And the life of Jesus is coming to an end. The teachings of Jesus ended last week with the parable of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25, And over the last chapter (chapters 26) Jesus has had one last meal Read more…

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The Most Disturbing Parable

MATTHEW 10 of 12 (25.31-46) “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from Read more…