SEVERAL TRUTHS REGARDING JESUS
                                                            Revelation 1:4-6 (905)


    Introduction

        A.  In this passage addressed to the seven churches of Asia Minor, there are several truths
              regarding Jesus on which I would like for us to focus.

    I.  Jesus is the faithful witness.  V5

        A.  A witness is one who tells what he knows.  Jesus tells or reveals to us God.  John 1:
              18 (779)

              1.  Jesus reveals

                   a.  The power of God.  Seen in His miracles.  John 3:2 (780); John 14:6-(793);
                        Romans 1:16 (830)

                   b.  The love of God.  Romans 5:6-8 (832)

                   c.  The wisdom of God.  The just dying for the unjust.  1 Peter 3:18 (896)

                   d.  The hatred of God for sin.  Romans 6:23 (833); Matthew 27:46 (729)

   II.  Jesus is the firstborn from the dead.  V5  Revelation 1:18 (905); 1 Corinthians
         15:20-23 (850)

  III.  Jesus is the ruler over the kings of the earth.  V5; Ephesians 1:20-23 (863)

  IV.  The truth of what Jesus did for us.  V5

         A.  He loved us and sacrificed Himself for us.  Philippians 2:8 (868); 1 Corinthians
               15:1-4 (850)

         B.  Our response.  Romans 6:3-6 (833)

   V.  The truth of what He made us.  Rev. 1:6

         A.  Jesus has made us kings and priests (the saved). 

Conclusion:

         A.  What should these truths regarding Jesus do for us?  They should edify, encourage and
               motivate us to live our convictions and strengthen our faith.