Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 5

9 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 4

4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 3

  1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.…

Letters to the 7 Churches – Part 2

“Revelation and the Biblical Storyline” Last week we took time to consider how the book of Revelation is to affect us as Christians, purging our imaginations through the use of symbolic imagery. This week we want to consider the place of the book of Revelation in the unfolding of the biblical storyline. There are numerous…

Letters to the 7 Churches – Part 1

“Revelation & the Purging of the Christian Imagination” This Sunday we will begin our series entitled “Letters to the Seven Churches.” The primary focus of this study will be a verse by verse study of Revelation 1-3 however we will also consider some of the wider themes of Revelation which are intended to encourage and…

Prophet, Priest, & King – Part 8

As we come to the end of our Prophet, Priest, and King series, we want to consider how the resurrection and the ascension confirm Christ as the one who ultimately fulfills each of these offices. In the aftermath of Christ’s ascension, the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles in Acts 2 and they immediately went…

Prophet, Priest, & King – Part 7

In His incarnation, Christ came into our world in fulfillment of the OT hopes that God would raise up a prophet like Moses, a King like David, and better priest than the Levites who had to offer sacrifices on their own behalf before they could intercede for others. In His Temptation, Jesus demonstrated that He…