Order of Worship:
For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 45, Page 32 (Front Of Supplement)WS 756 : Jesus, Lover of My Soul
The Service Of The Word (Supplement: Pages 12 – 15)
The Scripture Reading – Revelation 1: 1 – 8
These opening verses of Revelation provide some wonderful insights into the the purpose and interpretation of this Book. Clearly Jesus is the author of these inspired visions, given to His church through John, to provide comfort & hope regarding “the things that must soon take place” in our lives and in the world. While the forces of evil are many & mighty, it is Jesus in Whose living, loving, almighty and eternal hands the destiny of all things in heaven and earth rest. To Him be glory forever and ever!
The Sermon ……………………. Revelation 1: 9-19
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and perseverance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit and heard behind me a voice like a trumpet, which said:“Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches.” And I saw seven golden lampstands, and Someone ‘like a Son of Man’ dressed in a robe and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like blazing fire.His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice like the sound of rushing waters. In His right hand were seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw Him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said: “Fear not. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead and behold, I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Write, therefore what you have seen, what is now and what will happen later.”
SEE JESUS IN ALL HIS GLORY
The “Create In Me….” (Page 16 In Supplement)WS 757 : Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning
The Installation Of The Sunday School Staff
The Offering, Prayers and BenedictionWS 738 : Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Silent Prayer And Announcements
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.