This is the perfect place to catch up on Pastor Jon’s previous messages, or to research more about what our message really is as a church. We also have provided you with the Scripture text, main point, and any sub-points for each message. We pray that the application of these messages are a profound blessing in your life, and please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Trumpets Of Disaster

Thirteenth in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

Revelation 8:1-9:21

Main Point:  A primary purpose in God’s judgment is to give every opportunity for people to change their minds.

  • God gradually graduates his application of wrath [8:1-9:19]
    • Exodus 7:20-21
  • People need to view their misplaced values differently [9:20]
    • 1 Corinthians 10: 19 – 22
    • Isaiah 37: 18 – 20
  • People need to reconsider their rebellious acts carefully [9:21]
    • Romans 1:21-25
  • Applications and Next Steps:
    • Behind what things do you place too much value?
    • What aspects of your lifestyle reflect idolatry?
    • How do we learn to see life from God’s perspective?

The Song of The Martyrs

Twelfth in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

Revelation 7:1-17

Main Point:  Even when our world seems to be falling apart, God’s protection is real, and his presence is our hope.

 

  • God’s people face persecution, but not his wrath [1-8]
    • Ephesians 1:13-14
  • God’s people give praise, even when things were bad [9-14]
    • Zechariah 14:16
    • Psalm 118:14-16
  • God’s people embrace hope, for presence brings peace[15-17]
    • Ezekiel 37:25-28
  • Applications and Next Steps
    • What are ways that God has protected you from wrath?
    • What are ways that the world has persecuted you?
    • How is praising God included in your everyday life?
    • How could you express Thanksgiving to him this season?
    • What is it that you are truly hoping for, desiring in life?
    • How should the reality of God’s presence change the way that we look at our lives?
    • How should God’s example here change how we treat others?

The Seal Catastrophes

11th in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

Revelation 6:1-17

Main Point:  The pressures of the end of the age will reveal the real the true state of people’s hearts.

  • 1.  How circumstances reveal the prelude is now afoot [1-8]
    • Matthew 24: 6 – 8
  • 2.  How God responds to the suffering of his people [9-11]
    • Genesis 4: 10 -11
    • Matthew 24: 9 -14
  • 3.  How the nations react to the end of the world [12 – 17]
    • Matthew 24: 29 – 31
    • Joel 2: 28 – 32
  • Applications and Next Steps
    • How does your perspective on history and current events need to change based on what you see in this passage?
    • What are some ways that you experience persecution for you faith in Jesus? How do you learn to suffer better? .
    • How might people change if they knew a day of reckoning is unavoidable?

Ninth in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

 

Revelation 4:1-11

Main Point:  The chaos of history will be resolved in God’s throne room, not on the judgment platform of any Caesar.

  • Jesus discloses God’s amazing sovereign glory
    • Genesis 9:16
    • Psalm 104:1-4
  • Applications and Next Steps:
    • What chaos in your life seems too big for God to handle?
    • How can you this week gain a more realistic understanding of who God really is?
    • How can you join in on the eternal song this week?

Fifth in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

 

Revelation 2:18-29

Main Point:  No matter the size of the ministry, Jesus considers toxic beliefs among his people to be intolerable.

  • This church is important even though it is obscure [18-19]
    • 1John 5:18-21
  • This church has problem with how it handles teaching [20-23]
    • 1 Kings 16: 31 – 33
    • Jeremiah 17:10
    • Galatians 6: 7 – 8
  • This church will have access in Jesus to all they ever need [24-29]
    • Psalm 2:6-9
  • Application Questions
    • What are some great things that God is accomplishing through you?
    • What are some encouraging things you see God accomplishing through this church?
    • What are some of the unbiblical perspectives of the world system that you find alluring?
    • What are some of these teachings that you share with others?
    • How has God truly provided for your real needs in Jesus?

Fourth in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

Revelation 2:12-17

Main Point: The values of God’s people must be different than the values of the world around them.

  • 1. This church stands strong even in a tough environment [12-13]
    • Luke 9:26
  • 2. This church tragically compromises with the world system [14-16]
    • Numbers 31:16
    • Hebrews 4:12-13
  • 3.  This church can receive identity and provision from God [17]
    • 1 John 5:5
    • Romans 8:37
    • John 6:35
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Applications and Next Steps:
    • Where do you look for a clear sense of your identity?
    • When are some times in your life that you have remained faithful to Jesus even when it actually cost you?
    • What words of encouragement is Jesus giving you today?
    • What aspects of the world system tempt you to compromise your values?
    • In what do you trust to ultimately provide your needs?

Second in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

Revelation 2:1-7

Main Point: No matter how solid our spirituality is, without love we are not living according to our identity.

  • 1. This church has a great many things going for it. [1-3, 6-7]
    • Ephesians 2:10
    • 1 John 4:1-3
  • 2. This church has the most important thing fading away. [4-5]
    • 1 John 2:15
    • John 13:34-35
    • 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
    • 1 John 5:3-5
    • Genesis 3:22-24
  • Application and Next Steps
    • Remember – What was it like to be in close relationship?
    • Repent – What needs to be removed from my life?
    • Do – What needs to be added back into my life?

First in the series “Your Part In The Big Story”

Revelation 1:1-20

Main Point: Christ > Caesar

– The resurrected Christ is absolutely amazing [4-8, 13b-16]
– Zechariah 12:10
– Matthew 26:64
– Daniel 7:9-10, Daniel 7:13-14
– The resurrected Jesus is always available [12-13a, 16a, 17-18]
– John 10:28
– Matthew 28:8-10
– The resurrected Christ is actively authoritative [1-3, 9-11, 19-20]

Application Questions:
– What is something about Jesus that you find astounding?
– How often do you subjectively experience the presence of the resurrected Jesus?
– What mission has Jesus called you to pursue?

By Pastor Jaeuk Jeong

Psalm 51:1-19

Notes:
– There are 4 points at which we must check our spirit, to see where we need healing.
1. Is our heart pure?
2. Is our spirit steadfast?
3. Do we possess the joy of our salvation?
4. Is our spirit willing to obey God?
– We need the power of the Holy Spirit to change our hearts to make them pure, steadfast, joyful, and obedient.
– When the Holy Spirit changes our hearts, we become whole.