Utterly Safe and Sturdy Pillars | Promise & Encouragement in Revelation #7

Daniel Bush Promise & Encouragement in Revelation, Sermons

Utterly Safe and Sturdy Pillars Revelation 3:7–13 I grew in Michigan and had never experienced in earthquake until I move to the Philippines. One day I was sitting at my desk and suddenly the house started shaking. My immediate reaction was to look outside for a big track rolling threw the neighborhood. There wasn’t one, yet the shaking continued. I …

Awakening a True Spiritual Community | Promise & Encouragement in Revelation #6

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Awakening a True Spiritual Community Revelation 3:1–6 On many mornings I hear a lovely lady’s voice speak the most unpleasant words on earth: “Wake up!” When you’re lost in the alternate universe of dreamland, playing on the merry-go-round you don’t want to stop. I’ve seen many kids throw a fit when their parents pull them from the playground to go …

A Snake in the Grass | Promise & Encouragement in Revelation #5

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“A Snake in the Grass” Revelation 2:18–29 In 1780, Major John André was captured. He was a model British officer with impeccable manners; he just had the misfortune of getting caught doing his duty, spying in league with Benedict Arnold. Several members of George Washington’s staff, including Alexander Hamilton, pleaded that André’s life be spared because of his exceptional character. …

How to Be Counter-Cultural | Promise & Encouragement in Revelation #4

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How to Be Counter-Cultural Revelation 2:12–17 Do you know how a German nation followed a group of mad men? In the 1930s, Germany fells into a deep economic depression, as well as a deep national embarrassment both caused by the aftermath of losing the First World War. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels took advantage of the situation, and rushed in …

Experiencing the Father 
through the Son | Promise & Encouragement in Revelation #2

Daniel Bush Promise & Encouragement in Revelation, Sermons

“Experiencing the Father 
through the Son” Revelation 1:9–20 An airline pilot was once flying over a city in the southeast and called the local tower, saying, “We’re passing over at 35,000—give us a time check.” The tower replied, “What airline are you?” “What difference does it make? I just want the time,” said the pilot. The tower responded, “Oh, it …

Something Worth Waiting For | The Book of Joel #4

Daniel Bush Sermons, The Book of Joel

Something Worth Waiting For Joel 3:1–21 Today is our final message in the Book of Joel. Joel hasn’t filled the trail with daffodils and daisies, but it’s been a meaningful journey. He’s asked us to awake; he’s asked us to become self-aware; he’s asked us to turn to the Lord in repentance; he’s asked us to place our hope in …

Beauty for Ashes | The Book of Joel #3

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Beauty for Ashes Joel 2:18–32 The British, Anglican pastor and evangelist, John Stuart Holden ministered around the turn into the twentieth century. In one of his messages, he shared about how an old Scottish mansion close to his summer cottage had a room whose wall were decorated with sketches by distinguished artists. The first sketch was prompted by a disaster. …

Return to Me | The Book of Joel #2

Daniel Bush Sermons, The Book of Joel

Return to me Joel 2:1–17 As I start this second message in the book of Joel I want to remind you of what we said about “locust-experiences” last week. Sometime the locusts come and destroy everything, but even they are under God’s sovereignty. Because that’s true we can turn our hearts to heaven and pray, asking a hard question: “Lord, …

Getting Biblically Woke’d | The Book of Joel #1

Daniel Bush Sermons, The Book of Joel

Getting Biblically Woke’d Joel 1:1–20 I hope you saw some fireworks a few weeks ago. I remember waiting for the Union fireworks to begin when a round was fired off to test the wind direction. The boom was so loud that it startled me. But it was nothing compared to my neighbor’s little cannon. It’s the size of a Tonka …