Crowd Heaven
Cross Fellowship Church: Black Forest
Executive Pastor Patrick Hall
Locations & Times
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  • Cross Fellowship Church: Black Forest
    10865 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, USA
    Saturday 8:15 AM, Saturday 9:45 AM, Saturday 11:15 AM
Revelation 7:9–12
9After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; 10and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
Our desire to crowd heaven brings the truth of heaven above to our brokenness below.
Our desire to crowd heaven (vv. 9 -11) brings the truth of heaven above to our brokenness below
8To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, 9and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 10so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 3:8–10
Letter from a Birmingham Jail

“There was a time when the church was very powerful – in the time when the early Christians deemed it worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion, it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society…Things are different now. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent-and even vocal-sanction of things as they are.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Our desire to crowd heaven brings the truth of heaven above to our brokenness below.

Gospel (vv. 9, 10, 14)
Gospel = The Good News of Salvation
Gospel = The Good News of Salvation
Gospel = The Good News of Life
Our desire to crowd heaven brings the truth of heaven above to our brokenness below

Gospel Accomplishes (vv. 16,17)
Gospel
-Defeats Satan
-Removes guilt
Gospel
-Defeats Satan
-Removes guilt
-Ends hopelessness
Gospel
-Defeats Satan
-Removes guilt
-Ends hopelessness
-Removes shame
Gospel
-Defeats Satan
-Removes guilt
-Ends hopelessness
-Removes shame
-Crushes self-doubt
Gospel
-Defeats Satan
-Removes guilt
-Ends hopelessness
-Removes shame
-Crushes self-doubt
-Eliminates fear
Gospel
-Sacrifice
-Lay down our life
-Destroys anger
-Allows us to forgive
-Be peacemakers
-Blows up racism