Saturday, May 21, 2016

Homiletics Revelation 20:11-21:8


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
20:11
Then I saw grt wt throne & Him seatd on it; earth/hvns fled His presence, no plc for them.
2
20:12a
I saw dead, grt & sm, stdg before throne & books opened; another bk opened, bk of life.
3
20:12b
Dead judged according to what they’d done as recorded in bks
4
20:13
Sea gave up dead, death/Hades gave up dead in them, ea judgd acc to what they done.
5
20:14
Then death/Hades thrown into lake of fire; lake of fire=second death.
6
20:15
Anyone whose name not found in bk of life thrown into lake of fire.
7
21:1
Then I saw “new hvn & new earth”, 1st hvn/earth passed away, & no longer any sea.
8
21:2
I saw Holy City, New Jerus, cming out hvn frm G, prepd as bride beautifly dressd for husb.
9
21:3a
I hrd loud voce frm throne: Look! G’s dwelling plc now among ppl.
10
21:3b
They be His ppl, G himself will be w/them & be their G.
11
21:4a
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
12
21:4b
there no more death, mourning, crying, pain, for old order of things passed away.”
13
21:5
He seatd on throne: I making everything new!  Write this, these wds trustworthy & true.
14
21:6
“It done; I Alpha&Omega, Beg&End; to thirsty I give h2o w/o cost frm spring of h2o of life.
15
21:7
Those who victorious inherit this & I be their G & they be my children.
16
21:8a
Cowardly, unbelieving, vile, murderers, sex imm, those practice magic, idolaters, liars-
17
21:8b
-they consigned to fiery lake of burning sulfur; this is second death.”

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
20:11-15
The dead are judged at the great white throne
Principle:
Choosing to die without Christ leads to eternal torment.
2
21:1-8
The new heaven and earth descends and God dwells with His people
Principle:
Putting faith in Christ is rewarded by dwelling with Him forever.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

God judges the dead and dwells with His people.

 

Aim:

TCMATK Everyone chooses whether they experience the eternal torment of God’s absence or the  eternal pleasure of dwelling with Him.

 

Application:

1
What people in your sphere of influence will be part of the GWT judgment?  And what action will you take today to reduce the possibility of their participation in that event?
What will you do to influence the unbelievers you know to have their names written in the book of life?
What behaviors should you repent of now to avoid judgment based on 2 Corinthians 5:10?
Who will you work to rescue from eternal torment in the lake of fire and how will you attempt this?
2
What habits do you have that God won’t appreciate when you dwell with Him?  And how will you go about eradicating those habits?
How have (or will) you prepare yourself to inherit the kingdom of God?

 

GIVEAWAY - The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

Inheriting the new title of margrave means Reinhart has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? Find out in the new medieval fairy tale, The Beautiful Pretender, by Melanie Dickerson. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences. Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot? And at what cost?

Join Melanie in celebrating the release of The Beautiful Pretender by entering to win her Once Upon a Kindle giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of The Beautiful Pretender
  • A Kindle Fire tablet
  • A $25 Amazon gift card
  • The choice between a Funko POP Disney Beauty or Beast doll
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 7th. The winner will be announced June 8th on Melanie's blog.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

GIVEAWAY - Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Pharmacist Lillian Avery and Ensign Archer Vandenberg are about to find out in Sarah Sundin's new book, Anchor in the Storm. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves—and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?

Celebrate the release of Sarah's Anchor in the Storm by entering to win her All Hands on Deck Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A signed copy of Anchor in the Storm
  • Nautical tote bag lined with anchor fabric
  • Anchor necklace made from copper reclaimed from the USS Constitution in Boston during restoration
  • 365 Devotions for Hope by Karen Whiting
  • Shine: Nautical Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
  • "Hope Anchors the Soul" journal
  • Set of two nautical tea towels
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 8th. The winner will be announced June 9th on Sarah's blog.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

GIVEAWAY - Her One and Only by Becky Wade

Meet Dru Porter, former Marine, expert markswoman, and black belt—who also happens to be assigned as a bodyguard to star NFL tight end Gray Fowler. Don't miss the final Porter family novel by Becky Wade, Her One and Only. Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, and Dru is determined to find his stalker. Every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives—and their hearts—to one another.

Join Becky in celebrating the release of Her One and Only by entering to win her Porter prize pack and $100 cash card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Her One and Only
  • A $100 cash card
  • Follow Your Heart tote bag
  • 24 oz Tervis Wonder Woman Tumbler
  • The Blind Side DVD
  • Necklace with star charm
  • Porter Family navy jersey
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 31st. The winner will be announced June 1st on the Litfuse blog.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Homiletics: Revelation 20:1-10


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
1
I saw A come out hvn having key to Abyss and holding a great chain.
2
2
He seized dragon (ancient serpent, devil, Satan) and bound him for 1000 years.
3
3a
A threw him into Abyss, lockd/sealed it to keep him frm deceiving nations til 1000 yrs end.
4
3b
After, he must be set free for a short time.
5
4a
I saw thrones on which seated those givn authority to judge.
6
4b
I saw souls of those beheaded bec of testimony about J and word of G.
7
4c
They hadn’t worshiped bst/image, not recd mark on foreheads or hands.
8
4d
They came to life & reigned w/Christ 1000 yrs.
9
5
Rest of dead not come life until 1000 yrs ended; this 1st resurrection.
10
6a
Blessed & holy those who share in 1st resurrection.
11
6b
2nd death has no power over them, they priests of G and Christ & reign w/Him 1000 yrs.
12
7
When 1000 yrs over, Satan released from his prison
13
8a
Will go deceive nations in 4 corners of earth – Gog and Magog – & gather them for battle.
14
8b
In #, they like sand on seashore.
15
9a
They marched across breadth of earth & surrounded camp of G’s ppl, city He loves.
16
9b
But fire came down frm hvn & devoured them.
17
10a
The devil was thrown into lake of burning sulfur where beast & false prophet thrown.
18
10b
They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
20:1-6
The Thousand Year Reign of Christ
Principle:
 
2
20:7-10
After the Thousand Years, Satan is Thrown into the Lake of Burning Sulfur
Principle:
 

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Christ reigns 1000 years, then Satan lands in hot water.

 

Aim:

TCMATK what we do today impacts where we will spend the 1000 year reign of Christ and eternity.

 

Application:

1
How does the description of the 1000 year reign of Christ make you want to serve your Savior now?
Who is alive and reigning with Christ during the 1000 years, and what are you doing right now to potentially impact those believers?
2
What action are you currently taking to limit the numbers that Satan will deceive after the 1000 year reign of Christ?