THE WORD PREACHED
Scripture: Revelation 1:1-8
Sermon: The Gospel in Pictures, Part I: A Picture Not A Puzzle.
DECLARATION OF FAITH
Westminster Shorter Catechism: Questions 11, 12, 13
WSC Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise, and powerful
preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions.
WSC Q. 12. What special act of providence did God exercise towards man
in the estate wherein he was created?
A. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him,
upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of
the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death.
WSC Q. 13. Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were
A. Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the
estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
As we approach our new sermon series in Revelation this coming Sunday, it’s important to remember one thing – Jesus is our King right now! All of Scripture declares that “the Lord has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom rules over it”(Psalm 103:19). Jesus, right now at this very moment, exercises FULL dominion over all things. Jesus is King and His kingdom is a kingdom both of grace and of power. When Jesus ascended, He ascended to the right hand of His Father and even now rules over all of creation as sovereign Lord(the civil kingdom) and over His church as Covenant Mediator(Christ’s kingdom). Jesus reigns with full power, authority and glory forever and ever. Amen.