The Day When Christ Will Return

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June 14, 2015 FCBC Sermon #1504
Matthew 24:36-44 “ONLY THE FATHER KNOWS” “The Day When Christ Will Return.”
My grand-kids are getting to the point where they love to play hide and seek. But they really don’t play it well. First, there is the issue of counting. It is difficult to be patient enough to count to ten and there is the problem that if you don’t know 2,3,4,5,6 go in the middle you get to ten really fast. And it’s so fun to say “Ready or Not, Here I Come” they want to just skip to that part. Then there is the ongoing problem of where to hide which basically requires an understanding of the issue of hiding. Curling up on the couch or the bed is not hiding, nor is standing behind the door and waving it back and forth. And talking and singing while hiding is out. There is obviously a lot to learn to

play a good game of hide and seek. And I must say they are constantly getting better at it.
There is also a great deal to learn about being prepared for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s almost as if Jesus is going to say: “Ready or not, here I come.” He is coming at a time we cannot know. He is coming suddenly, like lightning that flashes across the sky. He is coming when people are busy doing business as usual. He is coming unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. He is coming at an hour you and I do not expect.
Jesus begins by telling us: "“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the…
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