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Apocalypse Now: The Lion Roars

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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The Wrath of the Lamb

In this sermon on Revelation 6 as Christ unseals the scroll, we see that he reigns over all history. It is Christ sitting on his throne who controls all the trials and persecutions of the church.

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The Wrath of the Lamb

“Francis Ford Coppola directed one of the most disturbing movies about the Vietnam War, with a title straight out of the book of Revelation. Apocalypse Now described war as a crazed mayhem in which objectives are confused and morality is impossible. In one scene, an American officer arrives in the midst of a firefight. Shells […]

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The Lamb on the Throne

In Revelation 5:1-14, we discover that there is a scroll in the hand of the One who sits upon the throne. John weeps, for who is worthy to open that scroll? In this sermon we learn of the necessity of Jesus Christ for hope and meaning.

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The Lamb on the Throne

We saw from Revelation 4 that there is a throne at the center of the universe. God is seated on that throne, and around His throne is a rainbow depicting God’s sovereign grace, faithful promises, and abiding covenant. But in Revelation 5, John sets this heavenly scene before us in a different way. Now we […]

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Refresher for Reading Revelation

We have reached the point of no return in our study of the book of Revelation. Many preachers end their series of sermons on Revelation when they complete chapter 3. This is probably because the first three chapters are comparatively easy to understand and interpret. From chapter 4 on, the book of Revelation can be […]

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The Throne of God

In this sermon on Revelation 4:1-11, we consider the throne of God; the symbol of the sovereignty, majesty and kingly rule of God. The throne is mentioned seventeen times in Revelation 4 and 5.

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The Throne of God

It is immensely significant that, when John peeped through the open door, the very first thing he saw was a throne, symbol of the sovereignty, majesty and kingly rule of God. His vision has a strong Old Testament background in Ezekiel 1 and Daniel 7, with echoes from Isaiah 6. The throne is mentioned seventeen […]

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Laodicea: Lukewarm

In this message from Revelation 3:14-22 to the church at Laodicea, we consider Christ’s words of serious disgust, yet note the hope he provides as he presents a remarkable remedy.

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