Tag Archive: The Lamb Wins

Where do you want to live? (Is the world getting better or worse?)

As we bring our series on Revelation to a close, we explore the kind of world we live in, and the kind of world that Jesus has come to redeem. What is our part to play in the re-creation of the world, and how does God bring it all about? Is the world getting better […]

Know your enemy (A call to prayer)

Things are not how they should be, and things are not always as they seem. Who is behind the evil in our world? Why do we always fight each other? Today we explore the existence of evil, the devil’s ultimate defeat, and how the woman and her child from Revelation 12 relate to each one […]

How to live through troubled times (A call to prayer)

Revelation 5:1-6 Who is in charge around here? Who controls world history? 5 options: The revolving door The ancient watchmaker The impatient child The infinite abyss The faithful King 3 essential frames for understanding Revelation’s storyline a/ The frame of ‘telos’ Jesus is leading us toward something beautiful b/ The frame of diagnosis Evil must […]

How To Get The Sparkle Back (Regaining Your Spiritual Passion)

Revelation 2:1-7 1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those […]

How to set your world in order (Exploring the ’why’ of worship)

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in […]

What does God look like? (Exploring the image of Jesus in Revelation 1)

How do you approach God? Revelation 1:9-20 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and […]

How to avoid a Goose-Chase​ (Understanding the book of Revelation)

Revelation 5:1-10 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or […]