Sermons from 2016

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Unveiled Hope: “What Difference Does Heaven Make?”

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WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES HEAVEN MAKE?  Heaven C________________________________ (1 Thess. 4:13-18) Heaven C_______________________________ (Matthew 25:31-40) Heaven C_________________________________ (Matthew 25:21) Heaven C__________________________________ (Romans 8:18)   Revelation 21-22 The Message (MSG) Everything New 21 I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea. 2 I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of […]

Unveiled Hope: “A Kinder, Gentler Hell?”

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This morning’s message from God’s Word “A KINDER, GENTLER HELL”  The doctrine of eternal punishment seems so awful, some have made various attempts to soften it. THREE ATTEMPTS THAT DON’T WORK 1. Hell is here and now. 2. Hell is temporary. 3. Hell is annihilation. TWO ATTEMPTS THAT PARTLY WORK 4. Hell is not literal […]

“All the Call You Need”

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Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s Commission 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they […]

Unveiled Hope: “The Meaning of the Millennium”

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THE MEANING OF THE MILLENNIUM Revelation 20:1-10 We see the meaning of the millennium by understanding what John sees in the three paragraphs of this morning’s text: Verses 1-3 Satan ____________________. Verses 4-6 Saints ______________________. Verses 7-10 Sinfulness ____________________. Put these three truths together to get the meaning of the millennium: SERMON CRUMBS “thousand years” […]

Unveiled Hope: “The Supper and the Sword”

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“A couplet in Psalm 23 could have served as a text for St. John’s vision of salvation. Maybe it did. Thou preparest a table before me / in the presence of my enemies. The Lord presides over a meal as a host; a war has rendered all enemies powerless to harm. Psalm 23 and Revelation […]

Unveiled Hope: “Come Out of Her My People”

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‘COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE’ Revelation 18:1-5 (Additional Scriptural background for today’s message is found in Deut 8:17-18; Prov 30:8-9; 1 Tim 6:6-19; Luke 12:32-34; Heb. 13:5-6) What, precisely, were Babylon’s three materialistic sins? 1. 2. 3. Sermon Crumbs: “Fallen is Babylon” in 18:2 It’s clear from this and many other places in Revelation […]

Unveiled Hope: “The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath”

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“The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath” Revelation 15-16 These chapters finish the longest of John’s four visions in Revelation (4:1-16:21), a section dominated by the series of seven seals, seven trumpets, and now seven bowls. God’s wrath is COMING God’s wrath is PERSONAL God’s wrath is JUST God’s wrath is PROGRESSIVE