Revelation Sermon Series
Sermon Series Starts Sunday January 10
“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to
show to his servants the things that must soon take place.”
show to his servants the things that must soon take place.”
The book of Revelation, as it very name states, is an unveiling-a pealing back of the heavens-allowing us, the reader, to glimpse things unseen to the naked eye. In this series we will see how Revelation's major theme of King Jesus triumphing over the Enemy serves as the ultimate encouragement to His followers today.
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Week 24 // Revelation 22Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (27856KB)
Date: June 26, 2016
Text: Revelation 22:6-21
As we come to the end of the series we will wrap it up with a call to see ourselves and our lives in light of this 'Revelation of Jesus Christ.' We will also get to hear the testimonies of twenty Westsiders as they enter the waters of baptism. There really is no better way to bring this letter to a close than with that kind of a celebration!
Week 23 // Revelation 21:9-22:5Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (25606KB)
Date: June 19, 2016
Text: Revelation 21:9-22:5
As we continue looking at John's vision of the eternal Kingdom of God we will be prompted to ask a number of questions including: What is it that makes the Kingdom of God so different from the Kingdom of man? Why can't God's Kingdom and the Kingdom's of this world simply co-exist? And finally, how is God leading us to live in light of these realities?
Week 22 // Revelation 21:1-8Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (26474KB)
Date: June 12, 2016
Text: Revelation 21:1-8
As we come to chapter 21 John's vision transitions to a picture of the eternal home God has prepared for His children. There are five specific aspects of Heaven that we will look at in this sermon that are meant to strengthen us to faithfully follow Jesus until He returns.
Week 21 // Revelation 20Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (27307KB)
Date: June 5, 2016
Text: Revelation 20
In this message we investigate the thousand year period known as the millennium. We consider whether it's a time in the future or something now. We end by looking at some major reminders for all.
Week 20 // Revelation 19Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (25626KB)
Date: May 29, 2016
Text: Revelation 19
With the fall of Babylon the multitudes cry, "hallelujah." This message looks at why they cry out, what makes the destruction of Babylon so certain and ends by asking whether or not the battle depicted in chapter 19 should be viewed as a literal and physical battle or as something else.
Week 19 // Revelation 18Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (28824KB)
Date: May 22, 2016
Text: Revelation 18
Where chapter 17 focuses on the deception of Babylon, chapter 18 focuses on its destruction. Why it's destroyed and how followers of Jesus are to live in light of its certainty is the focus of this message.
Week 18 // Revelation 17Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (27679KB)
Date: May 15, 2016
Text: Revelation 17
In Revelation 17, John records a vision that personifies the forces of evil at work in our world. How do we see them at work around us today? And what tools have we been given to stand against them?
Week 17 // Revelation 15:5-16:21Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (29364KB)
Date: May 8, 2016
Text: Revelation 15:5-16:21
Revelation, chapters 6-19, include some of the most sobering chapters in the Bible. What are we to see and how are we to respond to the plans and purposes of God's judgment as depicted in them? This message considers those questions and more.
Week 16 // Revelation 15:1-4Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (27014KB)
Date: May 1, 2016
Text: Revelation 15:1-5
Before looking at the 7 bowls being poured out in chapter 16 we slow down in the first four verses of chapter 15 and look deeper at the follower of Jesus as conqueror and singer.
Week 15 // Revelation 14Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (29824KB)
Date: April 24, 2016
Text: Revelation 14
Few, if any, topics in the Bible are most hesitantly approached as the topic of hell. And yet, if we ignore the sobering horror of hell we will never fully appreciate the gracious goodness of Jesus and His sacrifice for us. In this message we look at hell, it's reality and our only hope of being saved from it.
Week 14 // Revelation 13Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (27523KB)
Date: April 17, 2016
Text: Revelation 13
In Revelation 13 we encounter two beasts, two beasts empowered by the dragon (Satan). In this message we look at how and to what end are these beasts empowered by Satan and how Christians stand against them. We also consider why some churches undergo such great persecution while others languish in spiritual apathy in the midst of great prosperity.
Week 13 // Revelation 12Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (26726KB)
Date: April 10, 2016
Text: Revelation 12
After the finality of chapter 11 this sermon, coming out of chapter 12, doubles back and answers three main questions: why is Satan so angry, what are his tactics and how do the people of God conquer him?
Week 12 // Revelation 11Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (26202KB)
Date: April 3, 2016
Text: Revelation 11
Revelation 11 brings us to the end of a major section in the book. As this section wraps up we will see the call and identity of Jesus' Church in this period of redemptive history.
Week 11 // Revelation 10Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (26067KB)
Date: March 20, 2016
Text: Revelation 10
In Revelation 10 we begin another interlude in the flow of the book. In the midst of increasingly intensifying imagery our attention is briefly redirected so that we can remember the place and purpose of the Church in the middle of all of this.
Week 10 // Revelation 9Speaker: Mark ClarkDownload MP3 (26486KB)
Date: March 13, 2016
Text: Revelation 9
In Revelation 9 trumpets five and six are blown. The judgments released are more intense than anything seen to this point. How are we to understand God's hand in all of this? What does it mean to have the seal of God on our foreheads? And what role does Satan play here as the vision unfolds?
Week 9 // Revelation 8Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (25143KB)
Date: March 6, 2016
Text: Revelation 8
As we turn our attention to Revelation 8 we will be faced with more images of God's judgment. How are we to understand who God is in light of these things? What do these divine judgements tell us about the one who sits on the throne?
Week 8 // Revelation 7Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (25280KB)
Date: February 28, 2016
Text: Revelation 7
Chapter 6 ends with the most appropriate of questions: who can stand? Who is able to stand, in their own strength, before God on the throne and the wrath of the Lamb? In this message that takes us through chapter 7 we discover the answer.
Week 7 // Revelation 6Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (28478KB)
Date: February 21, 2016
Text: Revelation 6
In this message we consider first off the doctrine of the rapture before seeing Jesus remove the first four seals of the scroll of God.
Week 6 // Revelation 5Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (26236KB)
Date: Febuary 14, 2016
Text: Revelation 5
In this message we transition from looking at the throne of God in chapter 4 to the Lamb of God in chapter 5. More specifically, we recognize four aspects of the Lamb - the Lamb's worthiness, weakness, way and worship of Him thereafter.
Week 5 // Revelation 4Speaker: Matt MenzelDownload MP3 (27287KB)
Date: February 7, 2016
Text: Revelation 4
As we come to Revelation 4 the vision John sees changes. He looks and sees a throne in heaven, occupied and surrounded by worshipers. But what does all this mean? How is the existence of a throne in heaven meant to change our lives today? And what is revealed about the one who sits on the throne?
Week 4 // Revelation 2-3 (Jesus Promises)Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (25573KB)
Date: January 31, 2016
Text: Revelation 2-3
In this message, which is in response to last week's, we look at the ways Jesus strengthens the church for the battle we wage against our chief enemy, Satan himself.
Week 3 // Revelation 2-3 (Satan's Tactics)Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (28496KB)
Date: January 24, 2016
Text: Revelation 2-3
The book of Revelation is written originally by Jesus through John to 7 churches located in Asia Minor. In this message we do a flyover of chapters 2 and 3 and discover what Jesus tells them then - and us today - about Satan's tactics used in opposition to the church.
Week 2 // Revelation 1:9-20Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (29045KB)
Date: January 17, 2016
Text: Revelation 1:4-20
When John was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, what did he see? This message breaks down the wonder of Jesus - the Son of Man - and why He calls us to not be afraid.
Week 1 // Revelation 1:1-8Speaker: Norm FunkDownload MP3 (27442KB)
Date: January 10, 2016
Text: Revelation 1:1-8
In this kick off message to our series on Revelation we lay the ground work for understanding the genre - apocalyptic - the book was written in. As well, we unpack the first three verses of chapter 1 setting the stage for what comes next.