Revelation 6:7-8 · Sun Mar 06 2016
This sermon introduces us to the character of Nero and the two demons that influenced him early in his reign. Though the message is sobering, it gives us hope that even in dire circumstances Jesus is sovereign and demons have limitations.
Revelation 6:5-6 · Sun Feb 28 2016
This sermon identifies the third horseman of the apocalypse as the demonized Claudius. The Claudian coins clearly show these symbols of horse and hand holding scales. And the reign of Claudius is identified by the New Testament as the period of empire-wide famine. So Claudius is a fantastic case study for understanding the laws of economics and how God's providence enforces those laws. There is much that America could learn from this passage.
Revelation 6:3-4 · Sun Feb 21 2016
This sermon starts with a review of where we have been in the book of Revelation and how this passage fits into the overall picture that Revelation paints. It then looks at how the demonic Caligula (the second horseman) was a judgment of Christ upon both Rome and Israel. In the process, several principles of civics come to light.
Revelation 6:1-2 · Sun Feb 14 2016
This sermon gives the reasons why the first horseman is not Christ, but rather the counterfeit messianic state. It clearly identifies the rider as Caesar Tiberias and applies the passage to the situations we currently face.
Revelation 6:1-8 · Sun Feb 07 2016
This sermon seeks to sort through the numerous interpretations of this controversial passage using inductive and deductive reasoning. In the process it narrows the options down to the first century and gives practical applications.
Revelation 1:9c-11 · Sun Sep 20 2015
While this sermon deals with the remaining principles of interpretation laid down by the apostle John, the main focus is upon the practical implications of union with Christ Jesus.
Revelation 1:9b · Sun Aug 23 2015
This sermon deals with the nature, beginning, and growth of the kingdom. *We apologize for the poor audio quality in this sermon, the recording went particularly bad this week.
Revelation 1:9a · Sun Aug 16 2015
This sermon shows how John shared the experience of "the tribulation" with the seven churches. This deals with most of the controversies surrounding the great tribulation and the great wrath. In the process it also gives us a Biblical philosophy for facing tribulation by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 1:7-8 · Sun Aug 09 2015
This sermon deals with perhaps the most controversial verse in the chapter - the imminent coming of Christ in judgment (66 AD) contrasted with the distant Second Coming. In the process, this sermon opens up a lot of background material that is critical to understanding the book as a whole.
Revelation 1:4b-6 · Sun Aug 02 2015
This sermon covers hermeneutical principles 21-24. It shows how the principles of grace, peace, kingdom, God's power, and Christ's offices of prophet, priest, and king are woven tightly throughout the book of Revelation. The book begins with grace and peace being pronounced by Almighty God and the book ends with the pervasive results of that grace and peace. In between are chapters showing man's attempts to resist Christ's grace and peace. But as the last chapters will show, such resistance is futile. What God has pronounced will be achieved.
Revelation 1:4a · Sun Jul 26 2015
This sermon deals with principle
Revelation 1:3d-e · Sun Jul 19 2015
This sermon covers the Biblical hermeneutics for interpreting prophetic literature. In the process it introduces what this book says about the nature and termination of New Testament prophecy.
Revelation 1:3a-c · Sun Jul 05 2015
This encouraging message gives an overview of why John pronounces a blessing on those who read, understand, and keep the message of Revelation. Revelation is not a book to discourage or frighten. When rightly understood, it brings encouragement, hope, and faith. The sermon also shows the connection of the book to liturgics and to ethics.
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.
Revelation 1:2b · Sun Jun 07 2015
This sermon shows how foundational the Old Testament Scriptures and the Gospels are in understanding the book of Revelation
Revelation 1:2a · Sun May 24 2015
This sermon explores the book of Revelation and shows how it is a Covenant Lawsuit.
Revelation 1:1c · Sun May 17 2015
This sermon deals with two more presuppositions that help us to understand Revelation: the role of angels and authorial intention. In the process the sermon also covers issues related to providence, inspiration, Hebraic grammar of the Greek in this book, relationship of Revelation to Old Testament books, rules for discovering original intent, how to profit from reading the Bible, etc.
Revelation 1:1b · Sun May 10 2015
This sermon continues examining the thirty clues given in the first eleven verses of Revelation that show how the book ought to be read. This sermon focuses on the proper approach to understanding symbols.
Revelation 1:1-11 · Sun May 03 2015
Revelation 1-22 · Sun May 03 2015
Revelation 1:1 · Sun May 03 2015
This sermon deals with the first 8 of 30 interpretive clues that God has given in the first eleven verses of Revelation 1. These 8 principles quickly narrow the focus of the book by ruling out several approaches to the book of Revelation that are violated.
Genesis; Revelation · Sun Apr 26 2015
This introduction to the book of Revelation deals with the tight connection between the first and last books of the Bible. In the process, it deals with the trajectory of the book and controversies that will be faced in the book.