Sermons by Pastor Christian Shields

Sermons by Pastor Christian Shields

A Just & Merciful Judge: Examining Judgment Day

Introduction Revelation 20:11-15 ESV  Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.  (12)  And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.  (13) …

When Jesus Isn’t Enough

Introduction Revelation 20:7-10 ESV  And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison  (8)  and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.  (9)  And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down…

God Keeps His Promises

Introduction Revelation 20:4-6 ESV  Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.  (5) …

Armageddon – The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Introduction Revelation 19:17-20:3 ESV  Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God,  (18)  to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.”  (19)  And I saw the beast and…

Love is a Jealous, Unquenchable Fire

Introduction Revelation 19:11-16 ESV  Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.  (12)  His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.  (13)  He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The…

The All-Knowing God isn’t Silent

Introduction Revelation 19:10 ESV  Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Alright cool, we have been reading through a lot of Revelation… sometimes even whole chapters in a day… but today the Lord had me just speak about…

We’re Getting Married

Introduction Revelation 19:1-9 ESV  After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,  (2)  for his judgments are true and just; for he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”  (3)  Once more they cried out, “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up forever and…

Wasted Wealth

Introduction Revelation 18:1-24 ESV  After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory.  (2)  And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.  (3)  For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion…

The Seduction of False Churches

Introduction Revelation 17:1-18 ESV  Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters,  (2)  with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.”  (3)  And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a…

What It Means to Serve a Patient God

Introduction Revelation 16:8-21 ESV  The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire.  (9)  They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.  (10)  The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish  (11) …

The Most Offensive Part of Easter

Introduction 1 Corinthians 1:23 ESV  but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 ESV  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,  (4)  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,  (5)  and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.  (6)  Then he appeared…

What It Means to Serve a Just God

Introduction Revelation 16:1-7 ESV  Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”  (2)  So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.  (3)  The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became…