2017 Estes Park, Colorado Festival Messages
Anticipation is a tool God uses to augment our enjoyment of the FOT. God also uses the FOT to augment our anticipation of the soon coming Millennial reign of Jesus Christ.
Meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles
Just as Israel dwelt in temporary dwellings on the way to the promised land we dwell in temporary bodies ("tents") on our journey to God's Kingdom. This life is temporal in contrast to our existence in God's eternal kingdom. We are transitory sojourners looking for a permanent home.
Do You Have Sisu?
Sisu is a Finnish word that means grit, hardiness, emotional toughness, stubborn determination. The Finns demonstrated this during the Winter War of 1939-40. Spiritually it applies to Mt. 24:13, because we must likewise endure to the end. Let's look at the Finns example, and ask whether or not we have Sisu!
The Discipline of Sanctification
The FOT is where the Christian tire meets the road. Why do we do the things that we do? We are saved by grace through faith, it is the gift of God but is there an expected response to His gift? If so, what is it and why?
Are You Obsessed About Your Journey to the Kingdom?
There is a relationship we have with God, as our Father, and there is a relationship we have with Jesus Christ. We can't ignore either of them. One is central to our being. The other is central to who we become. Jesus Christ became a human being so that He could show us how to live and what this life should be like. Looking forward and working towards the Kingdom of God. Are we obsessed about that journey?
Vision and Hope Draws You to the Kingdom
Use God's vision and hope to draw us closer to God and hte Kingdom of God
Keep to the right “Svensson”
In 1967, Sweden went from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right-hand side. Overall, this major traffic change was a success. Why will the Millennium be a success? The is partly because the Millennium will be centered on having the right education and right teachers in place.
The Tree of Life
God's plan of salvation is pictured in the seven annual festivals. The tree of life is connected to God's plan.
Peace Triumphs Over War
Isaiah 2:4 states “…neither they shall learn war anymore.” In the sermon we will see Christ will impose peace, how the saints will teach peace and how God wins the final battle of the final war (Revelation 20:7-10).
The Last Great Day
This day pictures the time when billions of human beings will be resurrected to physical life. After their physical needs are met, they will need to be taught how to live in peace, and the Truth of God. We can't teach what we don't know, so are we preparing now to teach these vital lessons then?
What Have You Learned?
Review of the Feast and the lessons you learned.