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Revelation – Sundays at 10am

This past Sunday, we continued our study of the book of Revelation. The more we study this book, the more we see aspects of the nature and character of Jesus. Just consider the way Jesus is described in Revelation 1:5.

He is…

  • the faithful witness…
  • the firstborn from the dead, and…
  • the ruler over the kings of earth. 

The word that is translated to ‘witness’ is ‘martus’, where we get the word ‘martyr’. But this word doesn’t just mean dying for your faith. It means living out your faith in such an unstoppable way that even death is not a deterrent. 

That’s just what Jesus did—not even death could stop Him. Because Jesus conquered death, He is the firstborn from the dead. And since Jesus has victory over sin and death, He is King of all. And He is coming soon to rule and to reign here on earth!

Listen to our study from Sunday and start to see Jesus reveled—as He truly is. Then, read ahead for next Sunday as we begin our study of the 7 letters to the 7 churches. As you read, consider the following:

  • Similarities in the structure of each letter.
  • Read each letter as if they were written to our fellowship.
  • Read each letter as if they were written to you.

Join us next Sunday morning at 10am as we continue our study in Revelation.

As a fellowship, we are called to love and serve one another by the grace God has given to us. There are many opportunities to serve at Calvary Chapel Saint Cloud. Are you interested? To get started, please fill out our online ministry questionnaire and we'll connect with you about the areas you are interested in serving.

Be Encouraged

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits…
–Psalm 103:2

The benefits of Jesus are glorious and numerous. Just pause and consider the multitude of blessings He freely gives. 

He loved us and washed us clean from our sins! This would be enough to cause us to bow down in overwhelmed gratitude for all of eternity…but there’s more! He also made us kings and priests! This isn’t some poetic metaphor—it’s another great benefit of His (see Revelation 1:6).

When Jesus returns to redeem His purchased possession and loose the seals of the title deed to the earth…when He returns and His Kingdom finally comes to earth—the redeemed will reign together with Him as kings and priests in His Millennial Kingdom!

It’s so important to remember all that Jesus has done and promised as we live in the “mean” time—this time between His resurrection and His second coming. These benefits helped John see his suffering and imprisonment as an opportunity to bring glory to God. These benefits brought comfort to Job after enduring heartache and loss. In their suffering, God brought comfort with a revelation of Himself. And He can and will do the same for us as we persevere and endure in the midst of suffering until His return.

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

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