Category Archives: Revelation

The Open Door of Opportunity

Revelation 3:7-13 1. Revelation 3:7 To the angel (angelos or messenger). Many theologians believe (and I concur) that this “angel” or messenger is the pastor. Therefore, to the pastor of the church in Philadelphia . Philadelphia was the youngest of the seven cities. It was founded  around 140 BC. It was called Philadelphia because it means “one who loves his brother.”

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Thank You, Lord

Ephesians 5:19-20 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; – Ephesians 5:19-20 I have much to be thankful for: 1) As an American The holiday’s developmental progress

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The Gospel in Red, White and Blue

Isaiah 1:18 About once in a decade our nation’s birthday, July the 4th, coincides with the Lord’s Day. On those special Sundays, Independence Day is known in some circles as “Red, White and Blue Sunday.”   The best remembered was in 1976, the 200th birthday of the USA.Regardless of the day, July the Fourth is a

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God Sees, Hears, and Understands

Luke 1:5-17 I. God Sees and understands your sufferings, (Luke 1:5). In the time of King Herod . . . this was a dark time for God’s children. Herod is one who is called “the Great” because he built some magnificent buildings. He is responsible for rebuilding the temple, but also polluted the land with

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A Message from the Bone-yard

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Introduction The Bible says in Hebrews 1 that God spoke in the Old Testament through a variety of means. For example, God spoke through men, through a donkey, and through a burning bush. But in Ezekiel 37, God sent a message through a pile of bones. Imagine a skeleton preaching a sermon to you! This morning, I

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The Awesome Power of Fatherhood

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Hit him again, Lord.”  Sometimes we need God to hit us again, especially when it concerns our families.  We pray for God to change our world . . . we pray for revival to sweep our land.  But, this revival must begin with our own lives and our families.  I was teaching disciple

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All Things Are New

Revelation 21:5-7 Topic: The Lords Supper 5 Now, for the second time in the book, God himself is the speaker (cf. 1:8). From his throne comes the assurance that the one who created the first heaven and earth will indeed make all things new (panta kaina). This is a strong confirmation that God’s power will

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A Study of 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians I. Thessalonica A. History 1) Cassander, a former general of Alexander the Great and later king of Macedonia, founded the city in 315 BC and named it after his wife, the half sister of Alexander. 2) 167 BC it was captured by the Romans and named the capital of one of their four

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Is This Trip Necessary?

Romans 10:8-15 Introduction: During World War II, people on the home front were told to conserve fuel for the war effort. They were told to ask: “Is this trip necessary?” Many times during our missionary service, we, too, have asked: “Is this trip necessary?” Even Willam Carey was challenged about this.  After he preached his

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A Blueprint for Brotherhood: Surveying God’s Plan of Salvation

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 Introduction When it comes to construction, maybe you are like “Tim-the-Toolman-Taylor” (making the job worse), or “Bob the Builder” (forever starting new projects without completing the old) or “Mr. Fix It” (who gets it right every single time).  Whether you are a master builder or severely challenged in this area, this message

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