Series: End Times - What's Going On? (1 of 4) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

PREVIEWS:

Part 1: The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Series: End Times: What's Going On?
Stuart Briscoe
Revelation 1:1-20

As we approach Revelation, we should bear three things in mind: It is "Apocalypse," a unique literary genre that requires careful study; it is a "prophecy," which deals with proclamation and prediction; and a "letter," which handles pastoral concerns.

I. The Prologue: Introducing Revelation. vv. 1-3

A. Revelation is an "unveiling" of Jesus Christ by God to John for his servants.

B. Revelation deals with issues that "must soon take place."

C. Revelation is "The word of God" and the "testimony of Jesus."

D. Revelation contains a special blessing for those who "take it to heart."

II. The Salutation. vv. 4-8

A. A letter from John to the seven churches of Asia Minor.

B. "Grace" (Greek) and "Peace" (Hebrew) from:
1. He who "is, was, and is to come." See Exodus 3:14

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Part 2: Jesus and the Seven Churches
Series: End Times: What's Going On?
Stuart Briscoe
Revelation 2:1-3:22

In John's vision, Jesus dictates letters to the churches that are relevant in all ages.

I. Greetings.

To seven representative churches in Asia Minor. 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 7, 14

II. Descriptive Titles of Jesus the Writer of the Letters. 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 7, 14

II. Insights into the Churches' Life.

A. I know what you're doing and what you refuse to do. 2:2-3

B. I know the challenging circumstances under which you are living. 2:9

C. I know how you stood firm under intense provocation. 2:13-14

D. I know the progress you have been making. 2:19

E. I know you have a reputation that is not deserved. 3:1

F. I know your opportunities and what you have done with them. 3:8f


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