Sermon Quotes: "Sealed For Eternity"

“The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God…and 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, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory." (Ephesians 1:13-14)

“As it was, sudden peace had caught the country almost as ill-prepared as had sudden war.” (David McCullough)

“Silence is creation’s expectant response to the Lord’s impending arrival in judgment. ‘Be silent, all flesh before the LORD; for he is aroused from his holy habitation.’ (Zechariah 2.13)…This silence is the calm before the storm. For God’s enemies on earth it is a silence of dread, but for those who dwell in heaven it is the silence of eager expectation.” (Dennis Johnson)

"People who do not actually read the Bible confidently assure us that when we move from the Old Testament to the New, the theme of divine judgment fades into the background. But if we examine the New Testament, even in the most cursory way, we find at once that the Old Testament emphasis on God’s action as Judge, far from being reduced is actually intensified. The entire New Testament is overshadowed by the certainty of a coming day of universal judgment, and by the problem thence arising: How may we sinners get right with God while there is yet time? The New Testament looks on to ‘the day of judgment,’ ‘the day of wrath,’ ‘the wrath to come,’ and proclaims Jesus, the divine Savior, as the divinely appointed Judge.” (Packer)