All Saints’ Sermon: “First Things” November 4, 2012

Revelation 21:1-6

Pieter Huys, “The Last Judgment” from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Creative Commons License.

21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  21:2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; 21:4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” 21:5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 21:6a Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.”

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