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The wrath of God is a logical and fitting result of his love, his holiness, and his goodness.

It means we can trust that every wrong will one day be made right.

Beloved of God

The seven bowl judgments of chapters 15-17 raise the question of the wrath of God, and how that might fit in with his attributes of love, holiness and goodness.

When I look at the people around me devastated by evil – be it bullying, rape, racism, heroin, or sex trafficking – I can begin to see where wrath fits in.

God’s creation has been systematically attacked and ruined by evil which began in heavenly rebellion by Satan and his fallen angels. God is committed to setting these things right.

Isn’t God’s wrath consistent with his hatred of evil (true love)? Or his commitment to justice (true holiness)? And his commitment to punish evil (true goodness)?

Wrath makes sense doesn’t it?

Of course it all depends on your point of view. Those who have received friendship with God through the blood of Jesus welcome his wrath. Those opposed to their need for Jesus must live in fear of it.

And in his goodness, God continues to invite everyone to trust his Son, who absorbed the wrath we all deserve!

That what’s so good about wrath!

Let’s continue meditating on four application questions raised by the book of Revelation. This week, let’s stay focused on the third question:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of his grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

Inviting people to follow Jesus with us is a privilege,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

March 8 – The Well – Healing Service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM – Donna Painter Speaking

March 12 – Daylight Savings Time – Turn your clocks AHEAD one hour

March 19 – New Members 8 AM -12PM – Register by emailing lois@mariemontchurch.org

March 27 – Easter Celebration – 9 and 11 AM

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The warning aspect of Revelation comes from the heart of a savior who wants our best.

Friends

Last Sunday we looked at the Trumpet judgments – their meaning 2000 years ago and their application today – a divine warning aimed a bringing us to repentance and worship.

We saw both a refusal to repent at the end of chapter 9 and a significant turning to honor God in chapter 11. God is constantly inviting us to turn to him and to seek shelter in him alone.

Let’s continue meditating on four important questions raised by the book of Revelation as we continue to study and pray.

This week I suggest we focus on the second question:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of his grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

May we turn to Jesus today,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

February 20 – Men’s Breakfast 8-10 a.m. RSVP to rjseetin@gmail.com

March 8 – The Well – Healing Service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM – Donna Painter speaking

March 19 – New Members 8 AM -12PM – Register by emailing lois@mariemontchurch.org

Our mailing address is:
3908 Plainville Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Phone: (513) 271-4376

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Our judgment is in the hands of a righteous Savior who fully knows the human condition and every detail of our lives.

Brothers and Sisters

Our study of Revelation now turns to an extended section of judgment through chapters 6-18.

This judgment follows a very precise pattern and is filled with reassurances for the people who trust their lives to Jesus.

Here we see both the mercy and the severity of God.

There is continued invitation to trust Jesus, as he reassures his followers of his shepherd’s protection – as we saw in chapter 7.

There is also a terrifying outcome for those who will not accept the authority of Jesus and his rule in chapter 8. Psalm 2 will be fulfilled and no nation will be able to oppose God and his chosen King.

Let’s continue meditating on the main questions raised by the book of Revelation as we continue to study and pray.

As we observe Ash Wednesday today, lets make these our Lenten reflection questions:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of his grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

May you rest in the trustworthy hands of Jesus today,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

February 12-13 – Refresh Your Marriage!

February 20 – Men’s Breakfast 8-10 a.m.

March 8 – The Well – Healing service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM

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Brothers and Sisters

Revelation chapters 4 & 5 emanate with the glory and the worthiness of our God. He is so deserving to be praised as our awesome Creator and Redeemer.

As we responded to the Word Sunday, my heart was overflowing with praise, and I sensed the Father’s joy as we honored his entire family.

This week, let’s ask God to fan our love into flame and let’s look for new opportunities to worship and praise him in the details of life.

Let’s also consider what preparation God would have us make before we arrive for corporate worship on Sunday.

I believe intentional preparation and unhurried arrival on Sunday will allow each of us to enter more deeply into the blessing and privilege of worship.

Below is my weekly reminder of our four themes and four key questions for personal application. Let’s focus on the first two this week!

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

May the spirit of worship fill us this week!

In Jesus, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

February 7 – Last chance to submit a Vision response.

February 12-13 – Refresh Your Marriage!

February 20 – Men’s Breakfast 8-10 a.m.

March 8 – The Well – Healing Service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM

Our mailing address is:
3908 Plainville Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Phone: (513) 271-4376

Website: www.mariemontchurch.org

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Brothers and Sisters:

Last Sunday we finished Revelation chapter one and considered the vision Jesus gave John in verses 12-16. It’s a stunning vision!

In the midst of a display of the power and awe of King Jesus, we see a tremendous warmth and care as Jesus reaches down and touches John, telling him not to be afraid.

He is “for” John. He is “for” you and me.

To those who trust him, Jesus is King, Master, Almighty. But he is also friend and brother – the lover of our souls.

Let’s continue to dwell in the true Jesus as he has revealed himself. Let us strip away the things we have assumed and seek the truth and grace of our King Jesus together.

As we go through Revelation, we are considering four themes and four key questions for personal application. Here they are:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?

3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

I’m looking forward to growing together with you in 2016 as we learn to live and love in Jesus in new and deeper ways together, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

January 23 – Prayer Training 9 am – 1 pm

January 31 – Vision responses due.

February 12-13 – Refresh Your Marriage!

February 20 – Men’s Breakfast 8- 10 a.m.

Grow January 13, 2016

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Four Key Questions

Fellow Pilgrims:

Last Sunday we began a new series in the book of Revelation. We learned that this is an apocalyptic letter offering a look “behind the veil” at the person of Jesus.

I’m looking forward to more deeply experiencing the hope God offers his people through the Revelation of Jesus with you.

I have sensed that rather than offer detailed application with each sermon, it might be more profitable for us to consider four major themes of Revelation and the key questions they spark.

I’m hoping that considering these things together over the entire time of the study will allow the Word to dwell in us richly and perhaps stimulate some deeper dialogue and life transformation in our families and small groups.

Here are the four key themes & questions:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?
3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

I’m looking forward to growing together with you in 2016 as we learn to live and love in Jesus in new and deeper ways together, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

January 23 – Prayer Training 9 am – 1 pm

January 31 – Vision Survey responses due.

February 12-13 – Refresh your marriage!

February 20 – Men’s Breakfast 8-10 a.m.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 9 or 11am for a intriguing study of the controversial Book of Revelation! Find out what the Bible says about the end of world history.

Did you know that a promise of blessing is made in the very first chapter of the book to those who read and hear the words of this prophecy?

The Book of Revelation has a message of hope for humanity.

We invite you to come and discover more about this incredible book of the Bible.

AND

Pastor Denis Beausejour will also begin a series of lectures on The Book of Revelation beginning Thursday, January 7th, in the Mariemont Elementary School auditorium from 7-8:30pm. There will be time for Q & A after the lecture.

Sunday messages and Thursday lectures will be available as podcasts from this website.

For more information contact Lois Barbro at lois @ mareimontchurch.org.

We’re looking forward to this series and hope that you will attend.