|Rev. Canon George Sinclair|
We will be looking at the Book of Revelation today. Please get your Bible and turn to chapter 8. I will be reading from the ESV, the English Standard Version.
It is an honour to be able to spend time with you this morning and open the Bible and talk about Jesus.
First, let’s pray:
Read all of Revelation 8.
Revelation 8 - English Standard Version (ESV)
The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer
The Seven Trumpets
2. I can only have hope if the living God is the One who brings all things to an end.
Read 8: 6-13.
3. Does suffering lead me to exalt myself against God or does suffering lead me to seek refuge in the immensity and sovereignty of the ultimately good God?
Read 8: 7b, 9, 10, 12.
Note the two-thirds who do not suffer!
4. Does my health and prosperity and safety deepen me in idolatry and self-centredness or does my health and prosperity and safety deepen me in habits which humbly and gratefully bring glory to God?
Read 8: 1-5.
5. God is not waiting for me to make a sacrifice - He is waiting for me to humbly turn to Him and be gripped by the once-for-all sacrifice made by Jesus.
What about you? Are you developing a hard heart distant from God? Or are you developing a soft heart inclined towards God?