Revive Chicago Church

Revive Chicago Church

Sermon archive for messages preached at Revive Chicago Church located in Naperville, IL.

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An Eclipse Of Reason
5d ago
An Eclipse Of Reason
The sermon challenges the sensationalism around end times predictions, particularly those linked to solar eclipses, such as the one everyone is buzzing about for tomorrow, April 8th. Let's take a balanced perspective grounded in scripture, emphasizing Jesus's return as a core Christian belief while cautioning against unfounded predictions and conspiracy theories. It's time Christians had a better understanding of the Bible's message about such events through a contextual view Matthew 24. Today, we're  advocating for faith without fear or superstition.Key Points:The danger of attributing apocalyptic significance to natural events like solar eclipses, which can sow fear, doubt, or false hope.The importance of biblical context when interpreting prophecies, rather than relying on numerical coincidences or superficial connections.Jesus's warnings about false prophets and the need for discernment, particularly in the face of sensationalist or apocalyptic claims.The historical significance of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and its relevance to understanding Biblical prophecy.The misuse of biblical prophecy for personal gain or to instill fear, noting the futility of predicting Jesus's return.A call for faithfulness and stewardship, resisting deceptive teachings, and maintaining vigilance against false prophecies.Stories:A humorous debunking of conspiracy theories that use scripture or city names to predict the end times.An examination of a specific prophecy by a popular TV preacher who misses the cultural and historical context of Exodus 4:8. The profound impact of the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD as a reminder of the transient nature of earthly kingdoms.Scripture References:Exodus 4:8: Cited as an example of how some incorrectly match dates with scripture for prophecy.Matthew 24: Emphasized for Jesus's own words about the end of the age and the caution against being swayed by apocalyptic predictions. Join us for service live every Sunday at 10am at 1852 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564 (The education-wing entrance of Wheatland Salem Church)Connect with us at our website www.revivechicago.church
Psalm 42
Mar 10 2024
Psalm 42
Join us as we explore the spiritual thirst articulated in Psalm 42 and how the sons of Korah capture this longing for the divine. Let's reflect on the nuances of this Psalm, then shift into the deep waters of our soul's intense yearning for God's presence. The conversation unpacks the role of the sons of Korah as temple caretakers and how their unique perspective on worship and their relationship with God shapes their poetic contributions to the Psalms. As caretakers of the temple, their insight offers a profound understanding of worship and divine connection.Tune in for a heartfelt examination of the soul's cry for God during spiritual drought and the pressures of doubt. The imagery of a panting deer mirrors our own intense desire for the Almighty, especially when we feel alone in our faith journey. The discussion encourages staying engaged with our community and faith, even in the face of emotional turmoil and questioning. We also address the power of positive self-talk grounded in scripture to manage our emotions and maintain hope. By comparing adult reactions to those of children, we gain perspective on the transient nature of feelings versus the enduring truth of God's promises.The episode concludes with an inspiring call to reinforce our faith through worship and prayer. We stress the importance of surrounding ourselves with fellow believers and using scripture as a foundation for our affirmations, helping to shield our minds from negativity. The conversation invites listeners to embrace the solace found in Psalms 42 and 43, and to seek God as a stronghold during times of perceived rejection. Whether you're facing your own dark night of the soul or looking to deepen your spiritual practice, this episode provides guidance and comfort through the timeless wisdom of the Psalms.*Song at the end is As The Deer / Nothing But The Blood By City Point Worship Join us for service live every Sunday at 10am at 1852 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564 (The education-wing entrance of Wheatland Salem Church)Connect with us at our website www.revivechicago.church