The Garden City

This sermon, preached Sunday, November 17, is part of the sermon series Revelation: A Vision of Christ. This sermon covers Revelation 21:9-22:5, two connected visions of the new heaven/new earth: the New Eden, and the New Jerusalem. Garden, City, and Temple all overlap in the fulfillment of God’s eternal plan to dwell among His people. […]

“All Things New”

This sermon, the 19th in the series Revelation: A Vision of Christ, was preached on November 10, 2019. This sermon looks at Revelation 21:1-8. What is our hope for the end of all things? “End,” meaning not just the final destination, but the greater destiny, the God-intended purpose, for all things? To understand, we should […]

“The Reign of Jesus”

This sermon was preached on All Saints Sunday, November 3, 2019, as part of the series, Revelation: A Vision of Christ. This sermon considers Revelation 20. Scholars and teachers have tended to organize the story of what will be, the earthly reign of King Jesus, in three broad ways: Premillennialism, which emphasizes the “not yet” […]

“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 […]

“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. […]

“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 […]