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Sunday, August 18, 2019

STRANGER THINGS: AREA 51 AIN'T GOT NOTHING ON US!

Duration:50 mins 9 secs

STRANGER THINGS: AREA 51 AIN'T GOT NOTHING ON US!

DANIEL 10:1-11:1, THE POWER BEHIND THE POWER

 

NOT EVERYTHING WE SEE AROUND US IS EVERYTHING TO SEE …

 

ABRAHAM KUYPER (1837-1920), BRILLIANT JOURNALIST, THEOLOGIAN AND PRIME MINISTER OF THE NETHERLANDS WROTE, “IF ONCE THE CURTAIN WERE PULLED BACK, AND THE SPIRITUAL WORLD BEHIND IT CAME TO VIEW, IT WOULD EXPOSE OUR SPIRITUAL VISION A STRUGGLE SO INTENSE, SO CONVULSIVE, SWEEPING EVERYTHING WITHIN ITS RANGE, THAT THE FIERCEST BATTLE EVER FOUGHT ON EARTH WOULD SEEM, BY COMPARISON, A MERE GAME. NOT HERE, BUT UP THERE – THAT IS WHERE THE REAL CONFLICT IS WAGED. OUR EARTHLY STRUGGLE DROWNS IN ITS BACKLASH.”

 

DANIEL’S SPIRIT IS WEARY, Vv.1-4

 

 THE MESSAGE

 THE MOURNING

  

DANIEL SEES A HEAVENLY MESSENGER, Vv.5-7

 

   THE DESCRIPTION … REVELATION 1:12-17

 

“A MAN DRESSED IN LINEN” THE PRIESTLY GARMENT WORN WHEN THE PRIEST ENTERED THE HOLY PLACE.

 

“ … BELT OF PURE GOLD” ROYALTY

 

“BODY ALSO WAS LIKE BERYL” STRENGTH, POWER

 

“HIS FACE HAD THE APPEARANCE OF LIGHTNING” A THEOPHANY, GOD’S PRESENCE

 

“HIS EYES LIKE FLAMING TORCHES” JUDGEMENT, HOLINESS, WRATH

 

“HIS ARMS AND FEET LIKE THE GLEAM OF POLISHED BRONZE,” STABILITY ANS STRENGTH

 

“SOUND OF HIS WORDS LIKE THE SOUND OF A TUMULT.” THE SOUND OF BATTLE AND THE APPEARING OF GOD

 

DANIEL IS STRENGTHENED, Vv.8-10

 

   “IN THE BIBLE, INTIMACY WITH GOD ALWAYS LEAVES ITS MARK.”

LIG DUNCAN

  

DANIEL’S SPIRITUAL REALITIES, Vv.11-14

 

   11, “GREATLY LOVED”

 

   12, “PRAYERS WERE HEARD”

 

   13, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF PERSIA?

         

         WHO IS MICHAEL (WHO IS LIKE GOD)?

 

APPLYING WHAT WE HAVE HEARD SO FAR:

LUKE 11:5-13LUKE 18:1-8

 

DANIEL AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE, 15-11:1

 

   THE POWER OF GOD,

 

   THE POTENTIAL OF THE ENEMY, EHP 6:10-20

 

“TAKE THE SUPERNATURAL SERIOUSLY AND REALIZE THAT WE ARE IN A WARFARE THAT CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT BE DOMESTICATED BY REINTERPRETING EVERYTHING IN THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW SO THAT IT FITS NICELY WITH SECULAR, NATURALISTIC WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THE WORLD. BE READY FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY AS WELL AS THE ORDINARY WAYS THAT EVIL SPIRITS WORK. DON’T BE PRESUMPTUOUS, AS THOUGH DEMONS WERE WEAK: AND DON’T BE ANXIOUS, AS THOUGH THEY WERE STRONGER THAN JESUS.”

JOHN PIPER


 

 
Wednesday Night Classes - Resume
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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need
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Wednesday Night Classes - Resume

February 10 @ 7pm all of our classes will be back in session.

 

More of our people need to take advantage of what is offered on Wednesday nights. These classes are not for a select few but for every “Stonian”!

 

If you have never attended, or haven’t been in a long time, I encourage you to be with us this Wednesday night. It will simply be the best investment of an hour that you can make on a Wednesday. We hope to see you there!

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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