The End of the Story | Your Story Matters Pt. 6 (August 20, 2017)
Summary: What does the Bible say about the end of the world? Scripture says “The Day of the Lord” will come like a thief in the night, and compares the waiting period we are in for Christ’s return to that of a pregnant woman. We too are waiting eagerly for the return of Christ, and therefore our lives inevitably look very different than before.
Pastor James Lee of Conklin United Methodist Church concludes the series “Your Story Matters” in this sermon given on August 20, 2017.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 When they say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! 4 But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; 5 for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. 6 So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; 7 for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.