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June 11, 2017

Sermon: Why Me?: Non-Closure

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Scripture Lesson

Genesis 13:16; Revelation 7:9-12

I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth; so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted.

The Multitude from Every Nation
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’

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Sermon Outline

Rev. Jonathan Swanson
What Is Heaven Like?
Genesis 13:16; Revelation 7:9-12

I. Introduction: Peanuts
II. Worship in heaven (Rev. 7:9-12)
     A. Many people (7:9; Gen. 13:16)
     B. Diverse people (7:9)
     C. They claim God’s victory
         1. “Palm branches” (7:9)
         2. “They cried out in a loud voice . . .” (7:10)
     D. The heavenly beings (7:11)
         1. They worship (7:11)
         2. They sing (7:12)
III. Our worship
     A. Is a foretaste of heaven
     B. Is practice for heaven
     C. Keep worshiping!
IV. Special thanks to all who make worship happen
V. Conclusion: Freddy Mercury, “Somebody to Love”


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