“God Reveals the Future”
“Look for Jesus – Part #1”
February 3, 2013
Pastor Roger Ball
From the first verse to the last verse, look for Jesus. You find action, suspense, mystery, wonder, fear, drama, horror, and much excitement. In 22 chapters … John gives us A Sneak Preview of Coming Attractions. Why should you look for Jesus in the clouds? Do you? Are you motivated? Today you will learn seven reasons to look for Jesus.
Seven reasons to look for Jesus:
#1 – Jesus “is ___ God” and “____ God” and about to arrive as ____.
Revelation 1:4 – John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,Revelation 22:21 – The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
Seven is a number that suggests “perfect, completion, and fullness”.
Seven churches:
Seven Spirits:
#2 – Jesus is first born __
____ witness from the ______.
Revelation 1:5 – and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—
Jesus never breaks his promise.
He said he would die and be resurrected. John 11, John 12 and Acts 2:32
Jesus is first witness to everything.
#3 – Jesus is __
____ than all human kings.
Revelation 1:5 – and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—
King of kings and Lord of lords. Revelation 19:16 and Psalm 89:27
#4 – Jesus releases your __
______ by His ______ ____.
Revelation 1:5 – and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—
He dies … he is punished … you’re set free by his blood love.
#5 – You were made to __
___ as _____ in Jesus kingdom.
Revelation 1:6 – and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
#6 – In the __
___ everyone will see ____.
Revelation 1:7 – BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
#7 – Look for Jesus, the __
_ and the _______.
Revelation 1:8 – “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Remember …
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
If you think God thoughts life is much better.

Pastor Roger Ball

Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1983 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990. In addition to his pastoral duties at FBC, Roger also teaches in the various Masters’ and Doctoral classes at Phoenix Seminary and has served as Director of Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary. Local, national and international ministry for Roger has included school boards, compassion ministries, para-church work, conference speaking and Bible teaching. In the last couple of decades many men and women were launched into full-time ministry by FBC-Tempe through various training programs called Pastor-in-Training, Leader-in-Training and Missionary-in-Training. Any willing person can serve God. See our Mentoring Leaders web page. Roger and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Sharon and Sharmon. Roger is an Arizona native and enjoys carpentry, fishing and dreaming.

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