Worship Is Experiencing Jesus
February 9, 2003
If you'll take your bulletin, you'll notice inside your bulletin there's an outline for today's message from the book of Revelation. If you'd like to take you Bible and look at Revelation chapter 1, or inside your bulletin you'll find your outline from Revelation chapter 1 beginning in verse 9. Today's message is entitled, "Worship is Experiencing Jesus". Notice, as be begin reading in Revelation 1:9 "I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: 'Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.'
I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone 'like a son of man,' dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: 'Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.'"
Now, this morning as we look at this passage of scripture we understand the book of Revelation was the last book to have been written of all the books in the Bible. It was written by the apostle Jo ...
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