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Sermon Quotes: "When Everything Sad Becomes Untrue"

"Two acts of God's creation frame the books of the Bible. Genesis opens by describing how God created the heavens and the earth, and Revelation concludes by anticipating the creation of a new heaven and a new earth. While the beginning and the end undoubtably resemble each other, an important difference exists between the first creation and the new creation. Whereas the op...

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Sermon Quotes: "Living This Day For That Day"

"At my ordination I was charged 'to prepare the dying for their death.' Although the intention here may have been the narrower one of ministry to those near the point of death, the charge has wider implications. All Christians ought to be engaged in preparing one another for their deaths and for suffering, so that when suffering comes we may be so shaped by God's Word that...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Aftermath of Christmas"

"The rest of chapter 12 and of the book reveals that Christ's deathand resurrection have resulted in drastically curtailing the devil'srole of deception and nullifying his role of slandererThe 'place'which the devil lost was his hitherto privileged place of accusationformerly granted him by God as a temporary privilege." - GregBeale "The imagery of v9, as v10 explicitly...

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Sermon Quotes: "Kill the Dragon, Get the Girl"

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"Who doesn't love a good dragon-slaying story? There is a reason that classic literature features such stories-we love them! But why? We love good dragon-slaying stories because they echo the greatest story-the grand story of the Bible. Stories that parallel the greatest story make our hearts soar with delight. Those stories are often fiction, such as Tolkien's The Lord o...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Riotous Reality"

"But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!" (Revelation 12:12) "Historical Babylon was by this point a ruin of a place, a relatively small and certainly enfeebled center without significant influence. But Babylon had stood in Old Testament times for all that was pagan, powerful, self-promot...

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Sermon Quotes: "Ponder His Wrath"

"It was good for me as a boy to hear my preacher-father say with the most earnest expression that I could then imagine, 'It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment' (Hebrews 9:27). It brought a certain weight to my life. And I am so thankful.In order for the gospel to make sense, we must expect and fear the wrath of God. But for the wrath of God to b...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Evils of the Beast and the Song of the Redeemed"

"I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." Genesis 3:15 "This symbolism is meant to describe the repeated historical manifestations of this monster. He emerges in a Nero, in the Roman Emperor, in a Hitler. In every case, the monster is cut down. Many people think th...

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Sermon Quotes: "Overcoming the Dragon"

"Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, "Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me" (Genesis 37:9) "Satan accuses Christians day and night. It is not just that he will work on our conscience to make us feel as dirty, guilty, defeated, destroyed, weak, and ugly as he possibly can; i...

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Sermon Quotes: "Sealed For Eternity"

"The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my Godand I will write on him the name of my God." (Revelation 3.12) "These who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb." (Revelation 14:4) "In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Terrifying Truth"

"The modern habit throughout the Christian church is to play this subject down. Those who still believe in the wrath of God say little about it; perhaps they do not think much about it. To an age which has unashamedly sold itself to the gods of greed, pride, sex and self-will, the church mumbles on about God's kindness but says virtually nothing about his judgmentThe fact ...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Throne And The One Seated On It"

"Numerous lies were made up during this time to harm the Christians, some so outrageous that only unthinking hate could believe themsuch as the Christians were responsible for every famine, epidemic, or earthquake that afflicted any part of the Roman empire. Money was offered to those who would testify against the Christians, and many innocent people were slaughtered for f...

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Sermon Quotes: "Hot and Cold and...Not What You Think"

"and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth." Revelation 1:5 "The exalted Christ is challenging them with a powerful rhetorical question, 'Don't you realize that you make me sick?" Grant Osbourne "Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A Global Mission"

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This post is based on Rich Richardson's sermon, A Global Mission,given on December 3, 2017. It's a statistical fact that more parties are thrown in the U.S. during the month of December than any other month. I especially like church parties because I know my closest friends will be there. In Revelation 19:6-9, John records a celebration that he witnessed in his propheti...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: Worship and the Cross

Quotes from Bob's message on Revelation 5....

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