The Last Word on Witness (Rev. 10 & 11)

The Last Word on Witness (Rev. 10 & 11)

       Antipas from the church in Pergamum was an early martyr for his faith in Christ.  John calls him in Rev 2:13 “my faithful witness”.  Earlier in 1:5 Jesus himself had been described as “the faithful witness”.        The early church understood that it was dangerous to talk about Jesus and […]

Last word on prayer!  (Rev. 8 & 9)

Last word on prayer! (Rev. 8 & 9)

         When the seventh seal is opened, there is silence in heaven for half an hour.  A climax has been reached.  The silence amazes us, after seals being opened that spoke of unspeakable evils, conflicts raging between good and evil, then being brought up to the very end already at the close […]

Last word on evil! (Rev. 6 & 7)

Last word on evil! (Rev. 6 & 7)

     The puzzling power of evil must have perplexed the Christians in John’s day as it does many of us in our day.  If the kingdom of God has come in the person of Christ, why are Roman armies still calling the shots?  Why is a Roman emperor claiming to be god and sending […]

Last word on worship! (Rev. 5)

Last word on worship! (Rev. 5)

     Remember what we said last Sunday when we looked at Revelation 4?  The book of Revelation encourages us to put on glasses to help us see clearly what is really going on.      It looked like the Roman Empire was winning. Rome was a machine that was crushing the little churches of […]

Last word on the Church (Revelation 2,3)

Last word on the Church (Revelation 2,3)

       Can one be a Christian and not belong to the church?”  Have you ever been asked that question, maybe not in so many words but it is often on the heart and minds of many today.  I’ve heard it a number of times in different ways, maybe you have as well.  “I […]