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Instead of pointing our fingers at God and blaming Him for the struggles that we and others face, let us commit to acknowledging that bad things happen as a result of sin. God is love, and He can have nothing to do with sin. He did not create it and He cannot endorse it. Let us endeavor to dedicate our lives to Him and seek His Face. Let others see our faith and come to God in humility and gratitude.
"...anyone who has ever had to trash out a house before a big move knows that we don’t really want someone else cleaning out our stuff – first off, because we know that our closets and drawers are full of embarrassing things; and secondly, because there are a few things that we want to keep for our own reasons, that others wouldn’t understand. John is telling God’s people to get busy trashing out their own digs, or Messiah is going to come and do it for them and it won’t be pleasant."
A study of the Book of Revelation exploring the end of the world and the only thing that can save it.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer observed, “We have become so accustomed to the idea of divine love and of God’s coming at Christmas that we no longer feel that shiver of fear that God’s coming should arouse in us. We are indifferent to the message, taking only the pleasant and agreeable out of it and forgetting the serious aspect – that the God of the world draws near to the people of our little earth and lays claim to us.”
In this passage, Jesus described two facets of the coming of God's Kingdom. First, the Kingdom is already present with the coming of the King. Second, the Kingdom will be fully realized when the King returns. The timeless truth that arises from this teaching is that one's attitude towards the King determines one's attitude towards the coming Kingdom. If one has trusted in King Jesus, as His disciples had, then the day the Kingdom will be fully realized is a day to be desired. However, if one has rejected King Jesus, like the Pharisees, then it is a day to be feared. Thus, while there is still time, prepare yourself for God's Kingdom by responding rightly to the King. Listen to Jesus' message and remain loyal to His mission.
Our worship for Christ is offered up as incense before God. It is a sweet savor to Him. He has made us Kings and Priests and the day is coming that will see every creature confess that Jesus is Lord.
Based on a John Stott outline, this sermon finds encouragement in the judgment of God in Jesus Christ, focusing on the glory found in Jesus Christ.
Paul takes the cultural and intellectual knowledge of the people in the Areopagus to point toward the true God, and the preaching of the Gospel demands a response of repentance.