Revelation 21:1 · Sun Sep 09 2018
This sermon deals with the difficult subject of the "new heaven and the new earth."
Revelation 20:11-15 · Sun Sep 02 2018
A very practical application of this powerful description of the final judgment. How should the Book of Works, the Book of Life, and our judgment based on the Bible affect the way we live right now?
Revelation 20:7-10 · Sun Aug 26 2018
This sermon challenges the establishment view that Revelation 20:7-10 is describing a final apostasy of living nations and defends the view that the final rebellion is being engaged in by the non-elect who have just been released from Hades with Satan and resurrected. It all occurs on the last day of history.
Revelation 20:4-6 · Sun Aug 12 2018
This sermon takes on the typical Amil, Postmil, and Premil interpretations of this passage and shows how the two resurrections are two literal resurrections of bodies from the grave, the first being in the first century and the second being at the end of history.
Revelation 20:1-3 · Sun Aug 05 2018
This sermon sets the stage for chapter 20 by ruling out all other interpretations of the 1000 years, the binding of Satan, and the timing of these events. It also gives the practical ramifications of this view of eschatology
Revelation 19:17-21 · Sun Jun 17 2018
This sermon outlines some of the implications of the massive body count in August of AD 70.
Revelation 19:11-16 · Sun Jun 10 2018
This sermon looks at the first of two snapshots that give the trajectory of Christ's kingdom between AD 70 and the end of time. This snapshot shows image after image guaranteeing the total victory of Christ's kingdom in time and space.
Revelation 7:9-17, part2 · Sun May 15 2016
The greatest tribulation of the church ushered countless people around the globe into heaven. This sermon examines some of the remaining issues surrounding this passage, such as why there was so much joy in heaven, how heaven should be the pattern for our worship on earth, etc.
Revelation 7:1-8 · Sun Apr 17 2016
By process of elimination this sermon rules out all interpretations of the 144,000 but one, identifying this group as a literal 144,000 Jewish believers preserved by God during the first century. These were a dedicated spiritual army mustered by God to restore the church in every nation - a church that had just previously been almost wiped off the face of the map by the Jews and by Nero. This sermon also gives four practical applications that can bring comfort to believers in any age.
Revelation 5:2-7 · Sun Jan 24 2016
This short paragraph gives 1) a profound Christology and 2) an apologetic against Judaism. Jesus alone can be invested with regal authority because Jesus alone fulfills all the Messianic prophecies.
Revelation 5:1 · Sun Jan 17 2016
This sermon works through the controversies related to the identity of the scroll of Revelation 5. It uses clues imbedded in the text to rule out various theories and to identify the scroll as the Old Testament canon and shows how this relates to the doctrine of the imminently closing canon that is developed in the rest of the book of Revelation. The implications of this are huge - the Old Testament is the foundation upon which Christ's kingdom is built. Jesus takes the canon in His hands, but He does not throw away the Old Testament. He opens it, explains it, and fulfills it.
Revelation 4:9-11 · Sun Jan 10 2016
This cameo picture of what the worship of heaven looks like gives us several principles that should guide our worship services.
Revelation 4:6b-8 · Sun Jan 03 2016
This sermon wrestles with the controversies surrounding chapter 4:6-8 and comes to the conclusion that these living creatures are the cherubim of Ezekiel 1 and 10. The sermon applies Calvin's understanding of how Cherubim angels carry out many of God's providences and play a vital role in helping the church militant advance Christ's kingdom.
Revelation 4:1-5 · Sun Dec 20 2015
This passage sets the tone for the rest of the book by showing how heaven rules earth. The throne room of heaven is God's command central.
Revelation 3:14-22 · Sun Dec 13 2015
The Laodicean church had succumbed to the status quo rather than aggressively advancing the kingdom of heaven on earth. What does it mean to seek those things which are above? How should a proper approach to that subject be transformational of everything we do on earth? This sermon wrestles with the issues of the new creation versus the old creation and in what ways the new heavens and new earth are already here and in what sense they are still future. In the process it shows the unique approach of postmillennialism to the "already/not yet" paradigm found in the Scripture. This sermon is both challenging and encouraging.
Revelation 1:2c · Sun Jun 14 2015
This sermon shows the different ways that Premillennialism, Amillennialism, and Postmillennnialism handle the "already/not yet" paradigm. Almost everyone now believes in some sort of inaugurated kingdom where we are already in the kingdom in some sense but not yet experiencing all kingdom realities. But Postmillennialism has the most helpful approach to resolving the tensions in this paradigm.
Acts 28:26-31 · Sun Jan 31 2010