The sermon text for today is Mark 13:32-37. May God be praised as you worship.
“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.
Creator and Redeeming God,
from the beginning of time;
when sin entered this world,
You have been guiding us to redemption.
You sent Your Son, Jesus,
to live and die and rise
that we may be forgiven and thus brought back to You.
And now,in the interim, we wait.
We wait for the glorious coming of our Lord.
We wait with longing expectation.
We wait with eagerness.
We wait with hope.
And when Jesus does return,
may we not be found lacking.
May we not be found sleeping.
May we not be found distracted.
When Jesus returns,
may we be found doing the very things that we should be doing;
glorifying your most holy name.
So tune our hearts to You as we hear Your Word.
May we always live with joy in our hearts at the coming of our Lord
as we live each day as THE day of Jesus’ return.
be to You now and always,
The Pastor -|—