The Enemy of God’s People (Revelation 17-18)

If the world at times seems cruel, unjust and ungodly, it’s not a new phenomenon.   If Governments seem to legislate against God’s Law and the markets encourage greed and selfishness then there is nothing new under The Sun. If our culture encourages sexual immorality, the objectivization of women and the sexualisation of youngsters then itsContinue reading “The Enemy of God’s People (Revelation 17-18)”

Plagues (Revelation 15-16)

The crowd are singing noisily “Going up, going up, going up.” Then against the break of play, the opposition striker gets through, one on one against the keeper, he calmly slots the ball into the bottom left corner.” Silence falls on the ground. Then the away fans begin to chant “You’re not singing anymore” andContinue reading “Plagues (Revelation 15-16)”

Harvest Time (Revelation 14)

What is going to keep you going through tough times?  What gives you hope in the middle of lockdown. I suspect that for many of us, we look forward to future or postponed celebrations. Perhaps when the time comes we will roll together all of the celebrations we have missed or are likely to missContinue reading “Harvest Time (Revelation 14)”

Beasts and Dragons (Revelation 12-13)

We normally run a teens discussion group alongside our 11:15 preaching and when we started studying Revelation a few years back, my wife asked the teens what they knew about the book. One teen responded “It’s full of beasts and dragons and other cool stuff like that.” I like that summing up and it’s greatContinue reading “Beasts and Dragons (Revelation 12-13)”

Return of the King – How to read and teach Revelation

So we’ve learnt lots about the book of Revelation in terms of its genre, authorship, date and all the different approaches to interpreting it. This is all well and good but could leave us with just an interesting intellectual exercise. “16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is trueContinue reading “Return of the King – How to read and teach Revelation”

Learning the wrong lessons – A vaccine and the mark of the beast

Whilst some people are working hard to find a vaccine for coronavirus, the scare stories are already doing the rounds even before the drugs are available. The vaccine will lead to other illness, will cause autism, etc – the same kinds of worries raised about MMR. At the same time, Christian speakers with a focusContinue reading “Learning the wrong lessons – A vaccine and the mark of the beast”