August 2013

  • Meet Your Father the Vinedresser
    Date: Aug 11, 2013 | Passage: John 15:1-10
    Series: The Reward of a Word Filled Ministry

    It was tough to grow grapes in the Bible times. Can you imagine a farm on paper thin soil? Soil that was only like frosting spread finely over massive rocky hillsides, that was parched by the relentless sun mercilessly beating down from cloudless days? So soil and moisture were scarce, rocks and hot days were plentiful. Not a very good growing plan, but yet the vineyards of the Land flourished. Why? The skill and persistence of the vinedressers.

  • The Day of the Lord & the Centrality of Christ to Everything
    Date: Aug 11, 2013 | Passage: Revelation 6:12-17
    Series: The Return of the King: Revelation 6-19

    All of human history, all of God's Word the Bible, and the entire universe in which we live: centers upon Jesus Christ, God the Son. Today, only as we allow Christ to be at the center of everything we consider, will everything make sense. Jesus is the only way to find meaning in life.

  • The Day of the Lord & What Happens When God Shakes the Earth
    Date: Aug 18, 2013 | Passage: Revelation 6:12-17
    Series: The Return of the King: Revelation 6-19

    God's Word is immensely prophetic. When the Bible was written it was made up of approximately 27% prophetic material. Over the thirty-five hundred years since the Bible first began to be written down, many of the prophecies have already come true. But many prophecies are still slumbering, not yet awakened and launched into history, by the Hand of God Himself. God watches over His Word to perform everything He has written. Our text today is just one of those verses portraying an event that is quietly awaiting a future moment to be deployed, just as God told us it would.

  • The Great Contrast: the Intense Hatred of God Against Sin & the Immense Love of God Towards Sinners
    Date: Aug 25, 2013 | Passage: Revelation 6-7
    Series: The Return of the King: Revelation 6-19

    This morning we enter a new chapter of the Book of Revelation. As you open with me to Revelation 7, let me explain what lies before us. If we were doing a one-phrase-summary of each chapter of the Bible, we could summarize the main idea of Revelation 6 as: The Intense Wrath of God Against Sin. If we did the same for Revelation 7 it would be: The Immense Love of God Towards Sinners. Back to back those seem to be polar opposites. What is amazing is that God designed this incredible contrast.

  • When God Removes His Restraint Humanity Destroys Itself
    Date: Aug 4, 2013 | Passage: Revelation 6:1-11
    Series: The Return of the King: Revelation 6-19

    One of God’s attributes is His wrath. Last time we saw His future, ultimate, smoldering wrath as He returns to judge the world. That is His cataclysmic wrath as He pours out His fiery indignation. There is another element of God’s wrath and that is what operates all the time. It is called His consequential wrath. Cataclysmic & Consequential, both are forms of God’s wrath against sin, and sinners who do not repent.