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Jesus taught that his kingdom was like the dawning of the sun. It dawned in his first coming and is already here. It is rising in power until it is fully consummated in his second coming. Luke 17:20-18:17 teach us how to persevere in between the times. We should pray and receive the kingdom with humility. Our simple prayer should be: "God, be merciful to me, a sinner."
Jesus uses a common image for his orginal listeners to explain his second coming. The challenge for us is that image has changed over the years. The sermon explains the first century practice of "marriage" so we can hear the intended message of Jesus through the story of the ten virgins.
What does it mean to say that Christ is our judge. Based on points from Alister McGrath.
Our calling in light of the return of Christ is to live as sons of light and sons of day.
In light of Paul's discussion about the return of Christ, the resurrection of believers, and the transformation of those believers who remain at His coming, we now look at the Day of the Lord for those who are not saved. That day will come like a thief in the night, unexpectedly.
Jesus death, burial and resurrection bring hope to all believers in Him that we too will experience the grave and the victory over the grave. However, there may be some believers in Christ among us who will be alive when Christ returns and they too will be transformed because of what Christ has accomplished.
Jesus explains to four of His disciples the events that are to come.
Many consider hope a distinctly Christian virtue. Unlike the myth of progress or mania of pessimism, which our rampant in our anxious age, Christian hope anchors the soul and elevates the body. The reason is simple: Christian hope is rooted in Jesus' resurrection, which guarantees His return and restoration of all things. Hope brings heaven into the here/now. The sermon closes with several suggestions on how to live heaven as we wait.