Sunday, August 11, 2013

Luke 12.32-40

This coming Sunday I will be preaching at Long Memorial United Methodist Church ----- 226 N. Main Street - Roxboro.  I will be focusing on Luke 12.32-40.  In the very last verse Jesus says: "You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour." 

A proper understanding of the end times (eschatology) is to inform our current circumstances and situations.  Here Jesus says there is to be a readiness on our part ------ a readiness that allows us to be prepared for the end.  This end will come like a thief in the night ------- we do not know when it will happen ------ but we do know that it will happen.  Therefore, we are to be vigilant in efforts to live the totality of our lives for Jesus.  We are to be ready for action ----- ready at an unexpected hour to welcome Jesus (v36). 

In this proper understanding of eschatology we begin to see that we are to live holy lives devoted to the one who is worthy of our time, attention, and preparation.  For this readiness is to involve the totality of our lives, for it is all consuming, because we await our master's return (v36).  How are you making yourself ready for the unexpected hour of our master's return?

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