This Sunday @ RVPC

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Sunday Morning Worship (9:30 AM)

Sermon Text (Revelation 4:1-11)

[1] After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” [2] At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. [3] And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. [4] Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. [5] From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God, [6] and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal.

And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: [7] the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. [8] And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,

“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come!”

[9] And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, [10] the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

[11] “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.” (ESV)

This Sunday we are finally getting back into our sermon series going through the book of Revelation!

Before the book proceeds with all of the visions of the future, in which it paints a picture for us of the entirety of church history, the time between the first and second comings of Christ, we are first told of a vision of the throne of God!

If you think about it, this makes perfect sense. What does the suffering church, the church this side of glory, need to be reminded of more, than the fact that our God reigns in glory!

Despite how things at times may seem, especially in time of affliction and persecution for the sake of the name of Christ, we can be sure that our God reigns supreme over all things, and that He is worthy of all praise!

We hope that you will join us for worship this Sunday as we look at this great passage of Scripture together!

Sunday Night Bible Study (6 PM)

We have just recently begun a brand new study through the Heidelberg Catechism. Please join us as we study through this great teaching tool and means of unity in the church that has stood the test of time for over 450 years!