In Acts 20:32, the apostle Paul says to the elders of the church in Ephesus:
“I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”(Acts 20:32)
God’s word has the unique power to spiritually build us up and reveal all that the Lord has given us as His children. That is why we are committed to carefully teaching Scripture as a church—it the means of God’s grace, giving us guidance, strength, encouragement, joy, and blessing.
This past Sunday we finished Matthew chapter 9 and with summer now upon us, I want to wait to continue together with chapter 10 until are all back from vacation. This will also allow me to speak other messages that I believe are important for us to hear. That starts with this Sunday’s message as we take a look at what is mysterious and unknown to many Christians—the book of Revelation. I am confident that you will be excited and encouraged in better understanding this amazing book that God has given us. In my preaching, I like to go verse by verse to mine all the treasure that God’s word contains. But it is also advantageous to occasionally get the big picture perspective. This is what we will be doing this Sunday, as I do something I have never attempted as a pastor—to preach the entire book of Revelation in one message. Please pray that the Lord would give me wisdom to teach through this entire book, to give us the understanding and blessing He wants us to have (Rev. 1:3).