“Worship (Reprise)”

This sermon was preached on October 20, 2019, as part of the sermon series Revelation: A Vision of Christ. This sermon looks at Revelation 19:1-10. I (Pastor Cody) apologize for the poorer-than-usual audio quality for this sermon, I experienced “technical difficulties” with my phone. This book, “the Revelation of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 1:1), is not …

“The Wrath of God”

This sermon was preached on Sunday, October 13, 2019, as part of the series, Revelation: A Vision of Christ. Revelation 15-16 deal with the Seven Bowls of God’s wrath. Revelation 17-18 deal with the seventh bowl poured out against Babylon, the spiritual power of Empire, the kingdom of human sin. God’s wrath burns against whatever …

“Battle Lines”

This sermon was preached September 29, 2019, as part of the sermon series, “Revelation: A Vision of Christ.” The graphic, puzzling imagery in Revelation 12-14 reminds us that there are only two sides: those who belong to the Lamb, and those who belong to the Dragon. To whom do you belong? Q. Have you read …

“A Contest of Worship”

This sermon was preached Sunday, September 22, as part of the sermon series, Revelation: A Vision of Christ. This sermon focuses on the seven trumpets (Revelation 8-9), but covers all of Revelation 8-11. God created you for worship, and specifically to worship Him. It’s who you are, and it’s what it means to be human. …

“Seals and the Sealed”

This sermon, preached on Sunday, September 15, is part of the series “Revelation: a Vision of Christ.” The first six of the seven seals are opened in Revelation 6. The sealed are marked as God’s own and worship Him in Revelation 7. Pastor Cody also read from sections of Romans 8:18ff. Q. When you hear …

“Worship: The Lamb Who Was Slain”

This sermon, preached on Sunday, September 15, is part of the series “Revelation: a Vision of Christ.” The throne room vision continues in Revelation 5. Q. How often do you pray a lament, like, “How long, O Lord?” (Psalm 13) When you heart is broken by personal tragedy or the hurts of the world or …

“Worship: God on the Throne”

This sermon was preached on Sunday, September 1, as part of the sermon series “Revelation: A Vision of Christ.” The first part of the vision of the heavenly throne room is recorded in Revelation 4:1-11. Q. How do you worship an all-holy God? When are you most aware of God’s “otherness,” His “set apart-ness” (which …

“The One Who Conquers”

This sermon was preached on Sunday, August 25, as part of the sermon series “Revelation: A Vision of Christ.” This sermon is on Christ’s letter to the church in Laodicea, found in Revelation 3:14-22, although it also summarizes all of the seven letters to the churches in ancient Turkey. Q. Would you say that you …

“Doors and Pillars”

This sermon was preached on Sunday, August 18, as part of the sermon series “Revelation: A Vision of Christ.” The letter to the church in Philadelphia is found in Revelation 3:7-13. Jesus — in his person and by his work — has opened the way for us to enter into a new reality, which is …