Tech Note: Unfortunately, today’s sermon did not record well enough to post. Here are the sermon notes to help as you read through this passage on your own. Apologies – JK.
Brad takes us through Revelation chapters 17 and 18, looking at what happens when sin falls as shown through the fall of Babylon.
Warning: this sermon contains mild spoilers for the movie The Sixth Sense. If you haven’t seen the movie (released in 1999)…you really have no excuse for complaining.
In chapter 17 we see man’s great attraction to sin, pictured in both in the seductiveness of the great prostitute and the power she has over man.
We look at how this calls out our self-indulgent and self-determined lives – showing us how a focus on self both blinds us to God’s goodness and will for our lives, and places us in opposition to God.
Chapter 18 shows man’s hope in sin, pictured through man’s great city. We are shown what our world offers for hope, how that world responds when the inevitable happens and, most importantly, how we as the Church should respond.
This week Brad takes us through chapter 16 of Revelation, coming out of the wrath of God’s outpouring of His complete judgement that was started in chapter 15.
As you approach this passage, and its content, it’s really important to ask “how do you feel about the wrath of God?”. Pray for God to give you an open heart as you prepare to dig in.
In considering the difficulties of the judgements of God, three key questions come out:
To consider going into this week: As we get a glimpse of the greatness of God, displayed in His judgement and power, it should confront us as believers to look at what our time in His presence has been like lately.
Pete Lindeman from Grace Village Church visits us today, and speaks on Mark 7:24-37 The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith.
Today Brad preached on Revelation 14 where he reviews two topics. First the songs of heaven, where he ask who gets to sing them? Where are they? What have they done? and How are they identified. The second topic is the sorrows of hell, where he ask who is this for? Who goes to hell? What is it like? What is the purpose? And who doesn’t go to hell?