November 14, 2010
Text: Luke 21:5-28
Title: And He Will Come Again
Dr. George Sweeting, President of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, tells of the day he noticed an unusual combination of bumper stickers on the car of a man who was visiting the school. One read: JESUS IS COMING! and the other: ESCAPE TO WISCONSIN. Does the message that Jesus is coming fill you with hope or alarm?
Every time we recite the Nicene Creed in church, we say these words: And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead. The return of Jesus Christ for the final judgment is one of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity. But do you perceive this as good news or bad news?
In our context, it is almost impossible to talk about the Second Coming without sounding like a crazy fanatic on a street-corner wearing one of those sandwich board signs that says, “The End is Nigh.”