Archives For Revelation

On May 23, 2012

The Great Affair

So it’s an election year. And along with that comes a lot of highly charged emotions and goals for Jesus people all across the country. We have all these hopes and dreams for the country we live in and we have an opportunity to speak our mind and vote our conscience. That is one of the great things about American in particular, what we think actually matters. However, over the course of the past few years, Americans have gotten increasingly uncivil with one other. We are angry, and sometimes hostile, many times among other people who are followers of Jesus.

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On May 16, 2012

The Song of Moses

A good preacher friend of mine made the point recently that the first thing we read that the Israelites took with them when they left Egypt was a tambourine. Not snack packs for the road, or camelpaks, a tambourine. So they’re not the best campers in the world, but they were right about this. When you realize how big what God is up to in the world actually is, then the most appropriate response is to worship.

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On April 12, 2012

The War in Heaven

f I had to summarize Revelation in one sentence it would be that what happens on earth matters in Heaven, and what happens in Heaven matters on earth. God is fighting a cosmic battle, he’s dealing fully and finally with evil in all it’s forms. And part of the point of Revelation is that we aren’t just spectators, God’s people are warriors…but in a very different way, in a very different war.

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On March 22, 2012

The Wounds of Triumph

At the Cross something fundamentally changed with the way things can work. The Cross is not just how God saves His people, it’s how His people can go about bringing that salvation to the rest of the world. Not by adding to, but by participating in. The church preaches Christ best, while crucified.

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On March 15, 2012

The Victory of the Lamb

In High School when I read Revelation, I remember being struck by how violent it all was. But Revelation is doing war against violence itself. It is subverting the very thing that our human condition is built upon. Might makes right, Power is Victory. Revelation tells us the Gospel doesn’t agree, and it’s subverts violence itself.

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On February 16, 2012

The Anger of the Lamb

When was the last time you saw a mad baby sheep? Yes, God acts with a gentle authority, yes He wins through sacrifice, But the book of Revelation also wants us to know that this Lamb is Angry.

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On February 9, 2012

Who is Worthy?

The problem with the people of God is that we are people…and we want to be God. That’s kind of been the problem from the beginning. We have always been called by God to do something in the evil around us, but as hard as we try we keep coming back to the realization that the evil isn’t just “out there” it’s in us too. We start unity movements and then call it “The Church.” We try to give generously to a cause and find out the senior Pastor has been embezzling the money. We fight for family values as we watch our own marriages fall apart.

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