We are currently preaching our way through the book of Revelation. This is my third time to preach through this amazing book in my nearly thirty years of ministry here at Liberty Baptist Church in Sweetser, In. I have enjoyed studying hours upon hours weekly to be well prepared to deliver these messages to one of the finest group of believers I know. I look forward to delivering the truths I have gleaned during the week to such a hungry congregation. I can tell each week that our congregation has a healthy appetite for God's truth so they can apply it practically to everyday living. As I study each week I am keenly aware of the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit of God. It is thrilling to learn new truths each and every week and what a reminder that each an every time we study we can learn new and deeper truths and add them to the many truths already learned. This Book the Bible never ceases to amaze me at it's inexhaustible character. I also a thankful for those who have helped me to understand the Bible in the past. I can remember listening to Pastor Ralph Rickner teach through the Bible, specifically the book of Revelation over a year or so in the mid 1970's. Many of you may remember his using the large Revelation Chart that he would pull across the front of the auditorium at Union Chapel Baptist. My heart would be filled with both fear and joy as I heard this book taught for the first time in my life. i am just as thankful for the few commentators I have been reading, gleaning from and comparing with my own studies over the years to help me prepare. This preaching and teaching thing is a partnership with those who came before us and with those who will come after us.
To study and preach God's Word has been thrilling but to watch the results in the hearts of people is just as satisfying. To hear the questions from believers who are listening and to see the decisions of commitment to those who are heeding God's convictions encourages me to PREACH THE WORD! The last few weeks we spoke on the SEAL JUDGEMENTS found in chapter 6 of Revelation. This past Sunday morning we spoke on the 6th seal and entitled the message , THE DAY THE WORLD TREMBLES! I have included it in today's blog with hopes it may be used of the Lord in someones life this week. If you know someone who is not born again please consider asking someone to listen or watch. Perhaps share the message with a friend or family member.
HOPE YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THE MOMENT OUR LORD RETURNS FOR HIS CHURCH! YOU CAN BE!