Revelation 1

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Revelation 1

  1. 2. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>The Lord who lives (1. 5, 17-18) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has conquered death –the first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the source of life and resurrection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lord of all life and living </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>The Lord who loves (1. 5-6) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continues to love us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So died for our cleansing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appoints us to his royal priestly service </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>The Lord who looks – How? </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>The Lord who LOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>Rather strange! </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Lord of the Church
  6. 7. The Lord of the Church
  7. 8. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Old Testament </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like the Son of Man – Daniel 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robe to his feet – Exodus 28.4 (priest); 1 Samuel 24.5(king);Daniel 10.5 (messenger) </li></ul></ul>Jesus is God
  8. 9. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>More details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hair as white as wool – age;divine purity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eyes blazed like fire - penetrating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feet like brass – Daniel 10.6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice a roaring waterfall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven stars in his hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharp two edged sword – Isaiah 11.4;49.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face shining like the sun </li></ul></ul>Jesus is God – worship him!
  9. 10. The Lord who looks - at us! The Seven Candlesticks !!!The Coming One !!!
  10. 11. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>Aspects of Jesus – right for his church </li></ul><ul><li>Seven stars = Ephesus </li></ul><ul><li>First and the last = Smyrna </li></ul><ul><li>Two edged sword = Pergamum </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes of fire, feet of brass = Thyatira </li></ul><ul><li>Seven stars = Sardis </li></ul><ul><li>Keys of David (death and Hades 1.18!) = Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>Laodicea? </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Lord of the Church <ul><li>Aspects of Jesus – right for his church! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does Jesus want to say to us? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What aspect of ‘Who Jesus is’ do we need to relate to? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. 01793 418100 biblesociety.org.uk

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