by Fred Lowery

Let's Praise God
Dr. Fred Lowery
Rev. 1:4-8; Rom 3:23; Rom 6:23

I want you to turn to the book of the Revelation. Even Baptists can find that book. Baptists love the Bible. We just don't know what it says. Well, we're gonna look at Revelation 1. You know the risen Christ called the John into the presence of the living God. John, now an old man but he wanted him to know and through him we could know that there is a person and there is a power that is worthy of our trust and our praise--who deserves our constant praise and that's the title of my message --"Let's Praise God" because we have every reason to praise God. We're not creatures on a planet that's just spinning wildly through the universe. We are children of the living and the ruling God who sits in power accomplishing His very purpose. One day all people--rulers, dictators, kings, presidents, will stand powerless before all mighty God. The subject and the theme of the Revelation is Jesus. That's the subject and the theme. He is the revealer -- the one doing the revelation -- the one doing the revealing but He is also the revealed -- the one being revealed. Revelation gives us that beautiful portrait of Jesus Christ -- the unveiling; the uncovering of Jesus as God does that for John so that John would share that with us and it's not just about Jesus. It is the very presentation of Jesus. This is the Christ-- the Saviour of the world. And I think in this --in verses 1-8, which by the way is a summary and a synopsis of the book of the Revelation, it -- it gives us this--this wonderful unveiling -- the majesty and the glory of Christ and things to praise God for.

Verse 1 --

Re 1:4-8 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come,

He's always been--always will be; eternal; no beginning no ending.

and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the d ...

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