“Who is Jesus – Part 2″


sermonguide (2-10-2013)
“Who is Jesus – Part #2”
February 10, 2013
Pastor Roger Ball
Eye to eye. Face to face. You and Jesus. You just saw Jesus. Describe the face of Jesus to us. Explain the appearance of Jesus to us. Check out John’s details in Revelation 1:9-20. Warning: It is rated “R” for adult content and violence. Jesus has flaming fiery eyes. Why? A sharp two-edged sword sticking out of His mouth. Why?
Revelation 1:9 – I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (10) I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, (11) saying, “Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” (12) Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; (13) and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. (14) His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. (15) His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. (16) In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. (17) When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, (18) and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. (19) Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things. (20) As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Who is Jesus?
Revelation 1:9 – I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was
on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
•“Brother John”
•“Fellow partaker”
•“In Jesus”
•What things do brothers and sisters “in Jesus” have in common?Revelation 1:10 – I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet,
•Why trumpets? ________
•“On the Lord’s day” means: __
______
•“I came to be in the Spirit” means: _________ like Ezekiel 2:2; 3:12, 14; Acts 10:10-11; 11:5, and Acts 22:17-18.Revelation 1:11 – saying, “Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
•Seven real churches located in modern Turkey
•Revelation 1:11 explains Revelation 1:12 and 13Revelation 1:12 – Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands;Revelation 1:13 – and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash.
•Who is in the center of the seven golden lampstands? Why?
•Who are the seven separate lampstands arranged in a circle?
•“Like a son of man” means:
•“Long robe with a golden girdle” means:Revelation 1:14 – His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire.
•“Snow white hair” means:
•“Eyes like a flame of fire” means:
Revelation 1:15 – His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
•Feet “like burnished bronze” why?
•Voice “like the sound of many waters” means?Revelation 1:16 – In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
•“Seven stars” are:
•“Out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword” why?
•“His face was like the sun shining in its strength” shows what?Revelation 1:17 – When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,Revelation 1:18 – and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.Revelation 1:19 – Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things.Revelation 1:20 – As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
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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