Revelation 5: A Slain Lamb, Not a Dead Lamb

“A Slain Lamb, Not a Dead Lamb” is a sermon I preached at Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ, in November 2010. The text is Revelation 5.

Here is the MP3 audio (28:49, 26MB), and an excerpt:

Revelation also connects us with the grand, overarching story of God’s plan to save his people and redeem the world. Have you ever read an epic story, such as the Iliad or the Odyssey, or watched a movie like The Lord of the Rings trilogy? There’s a reason why you feel relieved, satisfied, exhausted after getting deep into, and then finishing, a story like these stories: they are tales of cosmic battle between good and evil—and the good king wins. If we could boil down the message of Revelation into a single, simple sentence, this would be it: the good King wins. By “reading the words of this prophecy,” and by “keeping what is written in it,” Revelation tells us, we become part of that story—and we are on the side of the good King.

Audio and text: ©2010 by Benjamin D. Giffone. Reproduction and distribution are permitted, providing that the author is properly credited and that no fee is charged.

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, exiled to the land of Phillies fans…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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