Sermons from June 2024

Sermons from June 2024

Revelation 2:1-7

In the letter written to the church in Ephesus, Christ has much to commend this seemingly faithful church for. There is one problem however: they have forgotten their first love. We are reminded that without love for Christ, there is nothing that we can do as Christians that is acceptable to God.

Isaiah 66:15-24

In Isaiah 66:15-24 Isaiah gloriously concludes his prophecy with a final appeal. There will be a great division between the godly and the ungodly. By describing this great difference Isaiah exhorts his readers to follow Christ and so attain to the blessings of the New Heavens and the New Earth. His description also contains a glorious prophecy of the preaching of the gospel among the nations in the time of Christ. This “Fifth Gospel,” like the others, ends with the…

Revelation 1:9-20

In Revelation 1:9-20 John hears a voice and is confronted with the glory of the speaker. Why heed the revelation found in this book? Because the one who gives it is incomprehensibly glorious. He is the radiantly pure high priest by whom we approach God. He is the judge of all the earth whose eyes are like flames of fire and from whose mouth comes a sharp two edged sword. His appearance is like the sun shining in all its…

Isaiah 66:7-14

In Isaiah 66:7-14 Isaiah described the salvation of the people of God as the restoration of Zion. Zion or Jerusalem is the mother of God’s people and is a figure for the Church. You cannot have God as your Father without having the Church as your mother. Those who have truly received the grace of God rejoice at the restoration of the Church.

Revelation 1:4-8

Revelation 1:4-8 contains a greeting from the triune God and a doxology of Christ, who saved sinners from their sins and who is coming back to judge the world. God is glorious and worthy of praise in light of who He is and what He’s done to save sinners.

Isaiah 66:1-6

In Isaiah 66:1-6 Isaiah distinguishes between two kinds of people. On the one hand there are those who have truly received the grace of God and will thus enter into the New Heavens and the New Earth, while on the other hand there are those who will not. What is the difference? Disposition towards the Word of God. Some receive it humbly. Others rely on external ritual rather than the Bible.

Revelation 1:1-3

The book of Revelation opens with John telling us that he has received a revelation from Jesus. Though the book of Revelation appears to be a closed book of great obscurity to many, its name tells us that its basic purpose is to reveal. The message is meant to be understood, and those who understand it are blessed.

Isaiah 65:17-25

In Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah gloriously describes the New Heavens and the New Earth. God will reestablish fellowship with his people. There will be unending joy. The curse will be undone. Everything will be turned to blessing. Such is the glorious end for all those who trust in Christ.