Bottom line: Tribulation proves the profession or rejection of faith in Christ. The Tribulation will be the worst time in human history and the worst time in Israel's history. It will be a time of judgment poured out on an unbelieving world, a time of refinement for the nation of Israel, and a time to of disestablishment for Satan's reign as god of this world. God will pour out His judgment through a series of plagues known as the Seal, Trumpet,and Bowl judgments, each series intensifying in severity. In light of the coming judgments of tribulation, how can we respond today? We can preach the gospel to the ends of the world. We can pray for God's rule in heaven to abide on this earth. We can praise the Lamb of God for His salvation. We can prove our profession of faith in Christ as we trust Jesus no matter the hardships and difficulties to come.
The Tribulation - Part 2
October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson • Revelation 6:1-17
The Two Martyrs
November 17, 2019 • November 17, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Every person will give glory to God either at a distance separated from God by fear or through love as he or she comes near. The two witnesses (martyrs) of chapter 11 will have a team preaching ministry that powerfully demonstrates and communicates God's power and promise of the coming kingdom.
Bitter Judgment! Sweet Hope!
November 10, 2019 • November 10, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: Jesus is setting all things right which means He is judging all things wrong. Chapter 10 is within a parenthesis between the 6th and 7th trumpet judgments. It is written to encourage the readers that the final judgments are coming and coming soon. The mighty angel takes an oath and swears that "there shall be delay no longer." There will come an appointed time when God will delay His judgment no longer, but until then He does delay. He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come unto repentance. (cf. 2 Pet. 3:9) While we live the delay may we faithfully share the sweet hope there is in for all who accept and receive Christ as Savior and the bitter judgment that is coming for all those who reject and refuse Christ as Savior.
Come Up Here!
November 3, 2019 • November 3, 2019 • Pastor Chad Thompson
Bottom line: One day believers in Christ will rise in the rapture; but until that day, let us rise to the rapture's challenge. The rapture is going to happen. We have the Lord's word on it. We cannot be dogmatic on the timing of it, but we can rest assured that Jesus is coming again. In light of the fact that Jesus is coming again, we are challenged to be faithful to God and our church, to be loving to one another and others, to preach God's Word and share the gospel, to comfort the bereaved, and to focus on eternal things.