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Steve Petch Sunday 3 rd March 2013. Next Sunday (10 th March): “New Life Sunday” Joint meeting here at 10.30am From Sunday 17 th March: Chichester: 10am.

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1 Steve Petch Sunday 3 rd March 2013

2 Next Sunday (10 th March): “New Life Sunday” Joint meeting here at 10.30am From Sunday 17 th March: Chichester: The Grace Centre Bognor Regis: The Jeneses Arts Centre

3 Steve Petch Sunday 3 rd March 2013 Part 16: The King On The Throne Acts 12 v 1 – 25

4 The Throne in Heaven “… I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. Revelation 4:1-3

5 Our God is Sovereign! The Throne in Heaven is not empty! Our God is seated on the Throne! ‘History’ is ‘His Story’!

6 The story begins: James is dead Peter is in prison The church is threatened Herod the King is on his throne The story ends: Herod is dead Peter is freed The church is thriving JESUS the King is on his throne Acts 12 v 1 – 25:

7 Is the story true? What does it reveal to us about God?

8 Is the story true? Titus Flavius Josephus AD: This is one of several contemporary records.

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12 What does it reveal to us about God? 1.God is a supernatural God who does miracles 2.Life and death are in his hands Psalm 139 v 13 – 16 Acts 17 v 26 Revelation 1 v 17-18

13 What does it reveal to us about God? 1.God is a supernatural God who does miracles 2.Life and death are in his hands 3.His Kingdom will not be stopped

14 Herod the Great – killed the baby boys in Bethlehem (Matt 2) Had seven sons: Antipater – executed by his father Alexander – executed by his father Aristobulus – executed by his father Herod Philip I – wife Herodias, daughter Salome Herod Archelaus – avoided by Mary and Joseph (Matt 2) Herod Antipas – stole Herodias from Philip, had John the Baptist beheaded (Matt 14). Trial of Jesus (Luke 23) Herod Philip II – passing mention in Luke 3v1

15 Herod the Great – killed the babies in Bethlehem (Matt 2)  Aristobulus – executed by his father  Herod Agrippa I – killed James, tried to kill Peter, eaten by worms and died (Acts 12)  Herod Agrippa II – put Paul on trial (Acts 25 & 26). Last ruling Herod, died c.100AD

16 What does it reveal to us about God? 1.God is a supernatural God who does miracles 2.Life and death are in his hands 3.His Kingdom will not be stopped Hebrews 12 v

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19 The Throne in Heaven “… I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. Revelation 4:1-3

20 Steve Petch Sunday 3 rd March 2013 Part 16: The King On The Throne Acts 12 v 1 – 25


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