The Bridge Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 5, 2020 Worship Service
This Sunday at the Bridge Church, Pastor Michael Halcomb will deliver a sermon entitled: "It Won't Be Like This for Long". Please invite a friend to church for worship, hearing God's message, and fellowship! Everyone is welcome!
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  • Radford High School
    Sunday 9:45 AM
Today's Sermon: "It Won't Be Like This for Long".
Revelation 1:1-8

1 A revelation of Jesus, The Anointed One, which God gave to him to show to his servants what must occur with quickness. And he symbolized it, after he sent (it) through his angel, to his servant John, 2 who testified (about) the word of God and the testimony of Jesus, The Anointed One, whom he saw. 3 Blessed is the one reading and the ones hearing the words of the prophecy while also obeying the things which have been written in it, for the time is near. 4 John, to the 7 Churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from The One Who Is, The One Who Was, and The One Coming, and from the 7 Spirits who are before his throne 5 and from Jesus—The Anointed One, The Testifier, The Faithful One, The Firstborn from among the dead, and The Ruler of the kings of the land. To The One Who Loves us and Freed us from our Sins with his Blood, 6 and made us a kingdom, priests unto God, also his Father—to him (be) the glory and power into the age of ages. Amen! 7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the tribes of the land will mourn him. Yes! Amen! 8 “I myself am The Α and The Ω,” says the Lord God, “The One Who Is and The One Who Was and The One Coming, The Almighty.”
4 Key Foci

1. Trinity
2. Key People Mentioned
3. Key Things Mentioned
4. Covenant.
God the Father

• Gave a revelation to Jesus;
• Symbolized the revelation;
• Sent the revelation through the Spirit;
• Is The One Who Is, Was, and Is Coming (2x);
• Is Jesus’ Father;
• Is worthy of glory and power into the age of ages;
• Is Alpha and Omega;
• Is Almighty; and,
• Is a co-sender of grace and peace
God the Son

• Jesus is the Anointed One (3x);
• Word of God;
• Testifier;
• Faithful One;
• Firstborn from among the dead;
• Ruler of the kings of the land;
• Loves us;
• Freed us from our sins with his blood;
• Made us a kingdom;
• Made us priests unto God;
• God’s Son;
• Coming with the clouds;
• The one every eye will see and all the tribes will mourn; and,
• A co-sender of grace
God the Spirit

• God’s angel;
• Described as “the 7 Spirits before God’s throne,” that is, “The Fullness of the Holy Spirit;” and,
• A co-sender of grace and peace
4 Key Foci

1. 7 Churches (All of them!)
2. Servants
3. Reader
4. Listeners
2 Key Things

1. Revelation: A visual symbolized prophecy.
2. Prophecy: A vocal call to covenant obedience resulting in blessing.
Covenant

A partnership between God and his creation/people.
Old Testament Covenants

• Adam
• Noah
• Abraham
• Moses/Israel
• David