10AM – July 12, 2020 – “Sweetness & Bitterness” – Revelation 10 – with Pastor Gary

Revelation 10 As John began to eat the little book given to him by the angel, he started realizing that the kingdom of God was about to be established on earth, and it was sweet. Just the thought of the God’s glorious Kingdom, and the coming rule of Jesus Christ, with the deserts blossoming as a rose, the Lion and the Lamb eating together, no more war!  Just thinking about it was as sweet as honey! But then thinking about, and digesting the horrible wrath that must take place before this, and the judgment that must be poured out upon the earth gave John a sick feeling. And it is bittersweet as we look forward to the return of Christ, and the glories of His Kingdom, while also realizing that it will mean God’s wrath must be poured out, and pain and suffering will come in the process, as sin is judged. – Pastor Chuck Smith        

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10AM July 5,’20 – “Death Takes A Holiday” Revelation 9 – With Pastor Mike

MORE TRUMPET JUDGMENTS

v.4 The men with the seal of God on their foreheads are the 144,000 from Chapter 7.

v.6 For five months, no matter how badly injured they are, people will not be able to die. “DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY”

v.11 Abaddon and Apollyon both mean “destroyer.” This is Satan, the king of the demons.

v.14 Euphrates is the river that ran through the ancient city of Babylon. Babylon was the center from which all the satanic cults originated.

v.16 200 Million Man Army.

v.20-21 The people left alive after these plagues will continue to worship Satan. “Sorceries” comes from the Greek word pharmakia which is the use of drugs for hallucinatory purposes.

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June 28,’20 10AM – “Trumpet Judgments” – Revelation 8 – With Pastor Gary

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REVELATION is a solemn book of God’s judgments, but it is also a wonderful book in which we find the completion of God’s plans up through eternity. Revelation is not easy to understand and is sometimes called “sealed”, and it is much neglected by many Christians. The main thought of OT and NT Bible prophecy is the future rule of Christ over His creation and the preceding events, especially in relation to Israel. The Bride of Christ is not mentioned at all in OT prophecies. The Church is subject of a divine mystery seen only in the NT (Eph 3:2-11). This heavenly company’s expectation is not centered on happenings of the last days. It is centered on the coming of the Jesus to Rapture His Bride. And this Rapture can happen anytime (see Rev 22:7Rev 22:12Rev 22:20). Most biblical prophecies including the ones in Revelation concern the time after the Rapture.  – Spurgeon 1865

10AM 3/15/20 – Day of Prayer – “Greater Than Your Heart” 1 John 3

Our Love is not to be only a verbal love; “ I love you brother, I just love you so much”. In fact I often get a little suspicious of a person who is constantly asserting how much they love me.     Love isn’t shown by words alone. (1 John 3) Talk is cheap. Love is manifested by actions. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom.5:8) Jesus didn’t come to earth to say; “I love you,” and then let us go to Hell. Jesus loved in deed and in truth, and we are to do the same. That may seem impossible but 1 John 3:20 tells us God is greater. Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013

10AM Sun. March 8,15,22, – 1 John Chapters 2,3,4,

Our Love is not to be only a verbal love; “ I love you brother, I just love you so much”. In fact I often get a little suspicious of a person who is constantly asserting how much they love me.       Love isn’t shown by words alone. Talk is cheap. Love is manifested by actions. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom.5:8) Jesus didn’t come to earth to say; “I love you,” and then let us go to Hell. Jesus loved in deed and in truth, and we are to do the same. That may seem impossible, but God’s Word tells us in I John 3:20 that God is greater.

10AM – 3/1/2020 – “Fellowship With God” – 1 John 1

AMAZING! Jesus desires to have Fellowship with you and me! Jesus; The Creator of all things! Jesus; The One who transcends time and space! Jesus Christ wants to be one with you and me! And He will call us His friends. This is even more amazing when you realize how vast and powerful God is. God fills the universe; yet God wants to have a close Relationship with you and me! – If we look closely into God’s Word, we understand that this is the purpose of our existence. You and I exist for the purpose of having a close Relationship with God. “Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3). Truly, that is amazing! We can have a close Relationship with our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! All we must do is ask and receive!

10AM – 2/23/2020 – “Longsuffering” – 2 Peter 3

Scoffers say, “It’s been two thousand years since Jesus was here on earth, and promised to come again. Where is the promise of His coming? In the last chapter of Revelation, Jesus said, “Behold , I am coming quickly (Rev.22:12) and look it’s been two thousand years. That’s not very quick !” But Peter has given us the explanation. He said, “Do not forget this one thing; that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3)    God exists outside of time. In the eternal realm, you have a whole different measurement. In the eternal realm, there is no time! In Psalm 90:4 Moses wrote; “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night.”               Pastor Chuck Smith 1927 – 2013                                Copy & Paste

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First Peter was written to Jewish Christians who were spread throughout Asia Minor, which is present day Turkey. This Second letter is written to Christians everywhere. Peter had a sense that his death was coming soon, and this letter was written to remind Christians everywhere of those eternal things that were of greatest importance (2 Peter 2).    – Peter reminded his readers that Jesus could return at any moment. “God isn’t slack concerning His promises, but is patient…” (2 Pet.3:9).  And since we know this present world will all burn one day, we should be compelled to live with eternity in view.   This 2nd letter is summarized in the last two verses, “You therefore, beloved, since you know this, beware lest you also fall from your steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.”  – Chuck Smith

10AM 2/9/20 – “Precious Promises” 2 Peter 1

Let me say boldly that it is not the difficulty of discovering truth, but the unwillingness to obey the truth, that makes it so rare among men. Jesus said, “I am… the Truth” (Jn 14:6). And again He said, “The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Lk 19:10). Truth, therefore, is not hard to find for this reason; He is seeking us(Jn.15:16)  So we learn that Truth is not a thing for which we must search, but a Person to whom we must listen! In the New Testament, multitudes came to Jesus for physical help, but only rarely did a person seek Him out to learn the Truth. The whole picture in the Gospels is one of a seeking Savior, not one of seeking men.  The Truth was hunting for those who would receive it, and relatively few did, for “many are called, but few are chosen” (Matt 22:14). And His precious promises are to those who are chosen of God and obey.  A. W. Tozer 1897 – 1963      

10 AM 2/2/20 “The Servant Leader” 1 Peter 5

On the night Christ was betrayed He took a towel and washed the feet of His disciples, taking the position of a servant. After He had washed their feet, He said: “You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”  Earlier in Christ’s ministry, Jesus told His disciples, “The rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them.” But Jesus said, “It shall not be so among you” (Matt.20).  And in our world this is true as well, but this should not be so in the church. As Peter was writing, he was thinking of Jesus’ words and of the example Jesus gave to us (1 Peter 5). – Chuck Smith 1927-2013