Archive for December, 2013

Monday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 11

ShareRevelation 11 In Revelation 11, St. John continues his theme of the destruction of the Old Covenant and the birth of the New Covenant.  The Mystery of God has been accomplished (or revealed), as the gospel is preached (Revelation 10:7).  What is this Mystery?  It is the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  According […]

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Saturday of 1st Sunday in Advent – Revelation 10

ShareRevelation 10 Revelation 10 is a fascinating passage in Revelation – so are they all fascinating passages.  But I find Revelation 10 to be of great interest because in it, Jesus Christ is revealed to be the fulfillment of the entire Old Testament, that is, Old Covenant.  If one has read the Old Testament well, […]

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 7

ShareRevelation 7 Revelation 7 is the Christian Exodus.  I don’t mean that Revelation 7 is teaching us about the Rapture of 144,000 saints at the end of the world: I mean that the meaning of Revelation 7 for every Christian, regardless of when they live, is the Exodus.  In other words, I believe it’s possible […]

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Thursday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 6

ShareThursday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 6  Sitting here in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009 when I’m originally writing this, upstairs in my study, looking out my window and seeing the nice new houses on my block, Revelation seems almost like a work of fantasy or science fiction.  If I believe it’s […]

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Wednesday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 5

ShareRevelation 5 I wish I knew more songs.  Actually, I probably know a few thousand (and probably 200 or so just from the Beatles), and at home, I’m always seizing a shard from some song I know and mutating the words weirdly to fit something one of the kids has said.  They say to me, […]

December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 4

ShareRevelation 4 In a sermon on Trinity Sunday given in the middle of the 19th century, the Anglican priest, poet, and professor, John Keble, said the following: “Suppose that by your own fault you were a friendless wanderer and outcast [homeless person on streets], turned out of your home, and not knowing where to lay […]

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Monday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 3:7-22

ShareRevelation 3:7-22 It’s very tempting to write today about the Laodicean church.  I think there’s a common perception that today’s church is the church in Laodicea and is a lukewarm church.  In truth, parts of the church have always been like this. But I am persuaded of better things for us, and so today I […]

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