Houlton United Methodist Church

Believe the Eternal Gospel

In the days of Noah, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered the ark. They knew nothing until the flood hit and swept everything away. So, Jesus says to his disciples and us, “Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming” (Matt 24:42 ESV). In Revelation 22 Jesus says three times, “Behold, I am coming soon!” (7, 12, 20) Jesus wants us to stay awake and have a sense of urgency. Then, as the bride of Christ, how may we – as a church and as individuals – be prepared for the Day of the Lord? Today’s passage gives us an answer to this question.