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Wayne Shelton

From the Bottomless Pit

The lens of the visions of Revelation 9 enable us to see the spiritual dimension of our present world as it truly is and the evil powers that afflict the lives of people with misery and dread. Because we have a great need to see evil for what it is, in this sermon we peer behind the curtain that we might repent.

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From the Bottomless Pit

In the movie National Treasure, Benjamin Gates uses a set of glasses with specially colored lenses to decipher a message written invisibly on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Using this ‘ocular device’, Gates’ eyes widen with amazement at the images that he can now see as each lens is used. Comparing the entire […]

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Reading Revelation

Greetings and grace to you. This week we continue looking at the seven trumpets. Richard Phillips provides some helpful insights on reading the book of Revelation, and I wanted to share them with you. I briefly mentioned this approach at the beginning of my sermon last week but thought it might be more beneficial for […]

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When the Trumpets Sound

In this sermon on Revelation 8:1-13, we sound the warning of the judgments of natural disasters. God’s signal of the trumpet is designed to draw people to repentance, but we discover that humanity is hardened in its sin.

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When the Trumpets Sound

The book of Revelation depicts the world that Christian believers must live in, and depicts that world in graphic and, at times, even lurid details. We find it as a world where sinners resist God to the ultimate limits. It’s a world which defies Jesus Christ. It is a world that sets itself resolutely and […]

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Last Word on Prayer

The Revelation is a fusion of vision and prayer. When the seventh seal is opened, there is silence in heaven for about half an hour. A climax has been reached. The silence prepares the mind to receive an incredible truth. While conflicts raged between good and evil, prayers went up from devout bands of first […]

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Visions of the Church

John hears the number of the sealed as 144,000. When he looks he sees a multitude that no man can number. Who are these that are sealed? In this sermon on Revelation 7 we learn this number comes from every nation under heaven.

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Visions of the Church

Revelation 6 and 7 are connected by question and answer. Who can stand in this world of evil? The Christian can stand. The chapters are connected in another way, by the word seal. In Revelation 6 the seals are opened by Christ, and the unsealings show the contents of history. The contents are frightful, exceeding […]

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The Great Rescue

In this sermon on Revelation 7:9-17, we answer the question with which Revelation 6 closes: who can stand? John provides the answer by showing the blessing of the church triumphant.

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A Great Rescue

The book of Revelation is described as a bit like a Russian nesting doll. You take it apart, only to find a smaller one inside. You open that, and there is still another doll inside – and so on. As we have worked our way through the second of the seven cycles of visions in […]

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