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The Last Words of the Covenant

Philip Hughes writes: “[Jesus’ return] is an event that is always imminent, hence the need always to live in the expectation of his appearing.” In this sermon on Revelation 22:6-21, we examine how to live in expectation of Jesus’ coming.

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The Last Words of the Covenant

In his last words, in the last book of the Bible, Jesus promises to return soon: “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon’” (Rev. 22:20). Jesus is not distant and inattentive but will soon return to bring both judgment and salvation. As Phillips says, ‘His primary emphasis here is to […]

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A Whole New World

In this sermon on Revelation 21:1-22:5, we walk through the final stages of life in the shadow lands into the ‘dawning of a new day. The dream has ended: this is the morning.’ It is a whole new world.

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A Whole New World

The Last Battle is the last book in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. The final chapter, titled ‘Farewell to Shadow Land’, includes these words: The things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and […]

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Jesus Shall Reign

In this sermon on Revelation 19:11-20:15, as we consider the triumph of Christ in the last battle, we consider how the thousand-year period encourages God’s people to serve the Kingdom.

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Jesus Shall Reign

In the last of his seven Narnia books, C. S. Lewis concluded his fantasy series with themes drawn from the final chapters of Revelation. Lewis’ The Last Battle describes the conquest of Narnia by the tyrannical Calormene army, whose leader the Tarkaan represents Revelation’s villainous beast. This despot could never have taken over Narnia, however, […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

In this sermon from Revelation 17:1-19:10, we show how the Holy Trinity overwhelms the counterfeit trinity and Babylon is exposed, fallen and replaced.

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A Tale of Two Cities

N. T. Wright laments the new world of postmodern Britain, where weddings are still highly popular, but also highly expensive. So much so, in fact, as he notes, that it is now the norm rather than the exception for couples to live together for some years, intending to get married, but finding that in order […]

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The Seven Bowls Emptied

In this message from Revelation 15:5-16:21, we take a long, hard look at the truth of God’s judgment and wrath which climatically ends in the battle of Armageddon.

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Seven Bowls Emptied

Anglican scholar N. T. Wright tells of an encounter with a former tutor while Wright was working on his doctoral dissertation. Both were out cycling on a day off, and the tutor asked Wright how his research on the doctrine of justification was going. ‘Actually,’ he confessed, ‘I’m having a hard time with wrath.’ ‘Aren’t […]

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