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We believe that verse by verse Biblical teaching is the best way to feed growing Christians. It is our prayer that as we teach in this fashion, God will reveal the issues in our lives that matter today.  He has always been faithful to give us just the right word for every season. We are currently in teaching series going through the book of Revelation called, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”.
 

November 2017

Everything New! (Revelation 21-22:5)

The plan of God has been completed! With the new heaven and new earth, we see the rejuvenation and rebirth of Genesis. Sin and the evil one has been vacated. The dawning of the City of God, the new Jerusalem is established—His people—gloriously in His presence. There is no need for the sun, moon, or stars for He alone will illuminate. There will be no temple, chapel, or church building to gather in, for worship in His presence will be everywhere!



What Does the Thousand Years Mean? (Revelation 20)

Revelation 20 can be quite confusing and is such a controversial chapter in Scripture. It’s meaning has much to do with where you place its timing and what your view of the book in total is. In this teaching, though we look at various views of the thousand-year period, we set out to celebrate the binding of Satan and what that means for the Church! The idea that he is bound for a thousand years is an idea that is reflected all through Revelation.



The Second Coming of Jesus! (Revelation 19:11-21)

Jesus triumphantly returning on a white horse with the armies of heaven in tow sets up the final climax. What a glorious vision John is given! Here in what is commonly called the battle of Armageddon, the destruction of the beast and false prophet takes place and later Satan’s eternal doom.



October 2017

The Bride of Christ Made Ready (Revelation 19:1-10)

A roar in heaven occurs with shouts of, “Hallelujah!” There’s three reasons for the celebration and they are all connected closely. Babylon has fallen, the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has been made ready! This preparation has enormous implications for us right now, right here, and going forward as a church, His bride.



Come Out of Babylon (Revelation 18)

Babylon’s fate is predicted; the great prostitute will fall. God’s people are pleaded with to “come out of” Babylon with her idolatry. This continued seduction (with includes materialistic luxury, wealth, and comfort) is demonic in nature. This is not a call for believers to physically remove themselves from this world, but to remove themselves from moral pollution.



The Great Prostitute (Revelation 17)

In the last six chapters, John goes back to expand on key themes he introduced earlier. First up, he covers Babylon, pictured as a woman- the great prostitute sitting on the beast. The familiar biblical metaphor of that of a prostitute is the embodiment of rebellion against God. Babylon, the prostitute symbolizes all that allures and seduces mankind into figurative and literal immorality. Which throughout Scripture is also referenced as idolatry.



The Wrath of God (Revelation 16)

God’s wrath has been held back from humanity because of His grace, love, and mercy. This is the glorious gospel. There is a time though when His cup of divine wrath and rage fills to overflowing. This is when God will pour out the seven bowls of wrath, His divine judgment, upon the earth. He will destroy the wicked and sinful world that is an enemy of His Christ.



September 2017

A New Song (and How We Learn it) Revelation 14-15

Chapter 14 and 15 are book-ended by a distinct joyous sound in heaven! Sounds like that of rushing waters and peals of thunder as instruments and voices of the redeemed are joined. It is declared to be a new song that is sang. No one can learn the song except for those who have been redeemed from the earth. What were their qualifications? What did they sing? This ‘new song’ is OUR song. For those who have met Jesus, this song we sing even now. To be ushered in by yet another one when we see Him face to face for all eternity!



Some See Giants! (Numbers 13:26-33)

A scouting party of twelve men were sent out by Moses to spy out the land prior to the Israelite armies processing it. Caleb and Joshua were different from the other spies. The other ten saw fortified cities, fighting men, and giants that seemed much stronger than they were. They stirred up fear and disbelief among many. Caleb, however, brought back a report according to his convictions. He decided to follow the Lord his God wholeheartedly, which was rewarded greatly. What overwhelming giants in our own life are we choosing to focus on instead of on the power of God almighty?



The Mark of the Beast (Revelation 13)

Two beasts in league with the dragon are introduced with much symbolism. They are given power and authority to make the people of earth worship the beast and take his mark. This mark is on the forehead or right hand- 666 the number of man. Without the mark of the beast a person will not be able to buy or sell. What do the beasts refer to? What is the mark of the beast? What does it mean for a person to be marked? Is it an actual number? We will explore these questions and more.



August 2017

Satan: The Accuser (Revelation 12:7-17)

One of the reasons given for why the dragon (Satan) was originally cast out of heaven was so that he would no longer be the accuser of the saints before our God day and night. Something he was dismissed over he still does constantly, to this day. Accusing, ringing in our ears, polluting our minds. He brings up our past, our sins and distorts our present and future thoughts to us. This is the enemy of our souls. The dragon always makes war against the woman and her offspring.



Racism – Not in Step with the Gospel

Why do so many white people want to continue to say “nope, not me” without even a hesitation or thought to examine the man or woman inside? In like manner, why be so defensive when racism or supremacy is brought up?! Specifically, I ask these rhetorical questions of the white church. We cannot hope to fully embrace being in step with the gospel and distance ourselves from the plight of others. As followers of Jesus Christ, I remind us all that Jesus, the one we follow, is He who fought a battle that was NOT innately His. He died for sins that were NOT His!



Week 24 – Satan: The Dragon (Revelation 12:1-9)

The second half of the book of Revelation begins with the deeper reason for the mostly outward conflicts facing the Church highlighted in the first 11 chapters—namely, the war between Christ and Satan! John sees certain aspects of this ancient, yet constant as of now, enemy that he reveals to his readers. This week we examine Satan as the Dragon; trying to take out the woman and the plan of God throughout history.



Your Revelation of the Living God



July 2017

The Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:13-19)

The seventh trumpet sounds the beginning of the third woe that contains the seven bowl judgments culminating at the end of Revelation chapter 18. The seventh trumpet is also the announcement that the kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord. Jesus taught us to pray, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This is the answer to that prayer! Chapter 11 concludes the first half of the b



Week 22 – The Rapture? (Revelation 11:1-12)

In John’s vision, he is shown two witnesses that prophecy, are martyred, are resurrected with the breath of life, and then are called to heaven. Who are these two witnesses? What does this have to do with the rapture of the church? When does the rapture possibly take place? All much-discussed questions.



Week 21- The Great Tribulation and Jesus’ ‘Olivet Discourse’ (Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21)

Much like Daniel’s prophecy we covered last week; Jesus’ giving His disciples signs of the end of the age (even referring to Daniel’s words) and declaring His second coming are important to view alongside the letter of Revelation. Is the great tribulation Jesus is warning about the same as what we see in Revelation? How does what He outlines to His disciples inform the other?



Week 20- The Great Tribulation and Daniel’s ’70 Weeks’ (Dan 9:20-27)

Many view Daniel’s prophecy of ‘seventy-sevens’ or ‘seventy weeks’ as having direct import in deciphering the book of Revelation. From this base, many understandings of an end-time tribulation and possible timings of when Christ will ‘rapture’ His church or how long the church will suffer until He does so come about. We will consider if what Daniel writes has any bearing on Revelation and if so, how.



Praying in the Spirit



June 2017

Week 19 – Sweet & Sour (Revelation 10)

There is a break between the sixth and seventh trumpet blast (the second and third woe) just as there was earlier between the opening of the sixth and seventh seals. John sees an angel who says that will no longer be any delay. He is also told that when the seventh trumpet sounds the mystery of God will be accomplished. He is then given a scroll to eat (just as Ezekiel in the Old Testament was also told to do).



Nothing is Impossible with God



Week 18 – Trumpets and Woes (Part 2) (Revelation 9)

The trumpets of God continue to blast as warnings for earth, each deliver terror, yet mercy to spur repentance. Three woes are declared to come with the final three of seven trumpets; we look at the fifth and sixth. The first four trumpets harm the wicked in their physical being; the last three touch man himself. Specifically, bringing spiritual anguish; unleashing demonic activity.



“Love them all, I’ll separate them later…”



May 2017

Week 17 – Trumpets and Woes (Part 1) (Revelation 8:6-13)

Jesus opens the seventh seal. After silence in heaven for about half an hour (perhaps the only time in all eternity past, present, and future) comes trumpet blasts. The trumpets are God’s warnings for the world of coming judgment and wrath; the world being offered mercy before the seven bowls are poured out. We look at the first four trumpets.



Week 16- Prayers of the Saints (Revelation 8:1-5)

We see in Revelation 8:1-5 and earlier in Revelation 5:8 that the prayers of the saints are collected, kept, and utilized. They are called incense: a savory aroma before the throne of God!  In fact, these prayers are a huge part of the instrument God uses to usher in the end of the world with His divine judgments. Prayers matter to God now and in eternity.



Week 15 – Marking the Servants of God (Revelation 7)

In between the sixth and seventh seal being opened we see the living God marking those who serve Him. The seals on their foreheads were to be given before the four angels were given power to harm the land and the sea. The number of those who are marked, or sealed are 144,000. Numbers represent ideas in Revelation. Those who come out of the great tribulation, clothed in white robes that have been washed in the blood of the Lamb, are richly rewarded in the presence of God!