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Christian Church of Ashland

The End

THE END

Luke 17:20-37

Take Home

  • The Kingdom of God is a nation within nations, a country without borders.
  • Troublesome times are near…and the end will happen in a heartbeat.
  • Life will being going on as usual…then POW!
  • The point is pretty clear…be ready!

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER

  • It doesn’t have a location; it is wherever Jesus reigns.
  • The people of Jesus’ day longed to see the New Age arrive…with all of its promises.
  • People often need to see and touch something for it to be real.
  • Jesus lives ‘within’…that’s where the revolution takes place.

FIRST THINGS FIRST…TOUGH STUFF

  • Isaiah 53 must be fulfilled…horrors and agony for Jesus.
  • His contemporaries throwing him to the dogs.
  • His ‘Father why have you forsaken me’ hours of hell on earth.

NEXT IN LINE…JERUSALEM’S FINAL HOUR…’THOSE DAYS’

  • The prophecies are ‘braided’…as in Matthew 25.
  • Some words of doom seem directed at Jerusalem’s horrible fate.
  • Many warnings seem aimed at people of all times and places.
  • Hurry, Hurry…applies more to the invasion of the Romans in 70AD
  • We know that  many fled trans-Jordan

THE RETURN OF JESUS…’ON THAT NIGHT’…LIKE A FLASH!

  • As it was in Noah’s day…life will be going on as usual.
  • Sodom and Gomorrah heard no warning sirens before the burning sulfur fell like rain.  Gen 19
  • It will be like that when Jesus makes his visitation.

 

WHAT’S A GUY TO DO?  LIVE A ‘READY’ LIFE.

  • Keep on loving and serving Jesus…by loving and serving others.
  • Help others get on the Jesus Trail.
  • Be about our Father’s business.
  • Take cues from the girls with full lamps, the wise investors and the compassionate ones of Matthew 25.
  • Faithfulness means…no fear!

Take Home

  • The Kingdom of God is a nation within nations, a country without borders.
  • Troublesome times are near…and the end will happen in a heartbeat.
  • Life will being going on as usual…then POW!
  • The point is pretty clear…be ready!

 

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