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Sunday Service @ The Sanctuary: 464 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

 

Sunday Services @ The Sanctuary (464 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91101

10:00 am

Sunday Teaching Classes

9:00am

Sovereign Grace Church of Pasadena @ The Sanctuary

464 E. Walnut Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

 

 

We meet in The Sanctuary of the old First Congregational Church

 

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Worship God and Witness for Jesus

Worship and Witness

Sermon Series: The Divine Perspective

Sermon Title: Worship God and Witness for Jesus

Lynn Baird

Revelation 19

 

Proposition Statement:

Worship and witness are the primary responses to all that God is doing in these last days.

Introduction:

The book of Revelation shows us God’s divine perspective.  Although tempted to escape the troubles of the world, we are called to face the battle by worshiping God and witnessing for Jesus.

Point 1:  Hallelujah for God’s Judgments

In Revelation 19:1-5, the apostle John hears a multitude shouting “Hallelujah,” giving praise to God for His righteous judgments against Babylon—representing all rebellious, godless, unbelieving civilizations. His judgments are cause for rejoicing (Ps. 76). The Great Judge has judged Jesus on our behalf, vindicating His righteousness.  Even though the world laments the loss of Babylon, the heavenly beings rejoice (Rev. 18)!

Point 2: Hallelujah for the Lord Reigns

In Rev. 19:6, a great multitude roars another “Hallelujah,” worshiping God because He alone reigns.  Jesus, the faithful and true rider on a white horse (v. 11), rules as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (v. 16).  No one but the Word of God is on the throne (v. 13).

 Point 3: Hallelujah for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb

The multitude continues to rejoice, exult, and give God glory, for we have been invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:7-9).  Our betrothal turns into marriage as we are clothed in the fine linen of our righteous deeds given to us (v. 8).  Our good works are a gift of God (Phil. 2:13).

 Conclusion: 

As the “true words of God” (Rev. 19:9), the book of Revelation provides us peace and prompts us to worship God alone (not an angel—v. 10). Additionally, the book of Revelation encourages us to hold fast to and to share the testimony of Jesus (v. 10).  We do not need anything that the world has to offer.  Rather, we praise God for His judgments, His reign, and for our invitation to the marriage supper of the Lamb. We are compelled to share with others the good news. Worship itself is a witness.