SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

ALL THINGS NEW

by Richard Bradley


All Things New
Richard A. Bradley
Revelation 21:1-5


Revelation 21:1-5

1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.
2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ''Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.''
5 Then He who sat on the throne said, ''Behold, I make all things new.'' And He said to me, ''Write, for these words are true and faithful.''

There are many wonderful promises in Revelation; too many to consider this morning. However Revelation 21 is a special chapter. Here we find a promise of something new.

We all like new things. No one looks for an old car - unless it's worth a lot of money. No one considers buying an old house. Most people want a new one and then put old, antique furniture in it. No one buys old clothes. Sometimes they look like it though. No, we like new things.

In Revelation 21 God promises His people three new things. This just might be the year when these ancient promises begin to come true.

A NEW CREATION

1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.

If the first creation was so great why do we need a new one? Mostly it has to do with us. The stink and taint of our sin makes a new creation necessary. We've found a way to ruin most everything we've touched. Remember Noah? When the minds of men began to think only on evil God started over. He's going to do it again.

When? Just as in Noah's day it will be when the time is righ ...

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