When Will Jesus Return?

When Will Jesus Return?


Are you ready? Are you prepared? He’s coming, so you better watch out, you better not cry, you better
not pout I’m telling you why. That’s right, Jesus Christ, is coming to town. So here we are, at that time of year, where we are, all around
the world, especially here in America, frantically
preparing for Christmas and, as we have all the Christmas
preparations of course, we’re going to hear lots
of Christmas music and we’ll hear about Santa
Claus coming to town. I really do hope and
pray that you and yours have a splendid Christmas this year. But as you make
all these preparations, don’t forget about the real
meaning of Christmas– Christ. God sent His own son to
this world, Jesus, for you, for me, to be savior of all. And as you prepare for the
celebration of Jesus’ first coming, let’s not forget
that Jesus is coming again. This is where we get
that special word Advent, have you heard that word before? Advent is not just a time where you have a countdown calendar with
little, bitty chocolates for children to enjoy. Advent is really an important time. It comes from a Latin
word, it means “coming.” And so during this time of Advent, we think about how Jesus came to us once, that’s what we celebrate at Christmas, and he comes to us now,
in His word, the Bible. But he’s also going to
come back one last time, on Judgment Day. So, Jesus is coming, now what? Well, that’s what we’re going
to talk about this week. So today, one quick point for you, Jesus is coming, so keep watch. One time, Jesus told a story about a great wedding celebration. Now keep in mind, in those days, wedding
celebrations would be often up to an entire week long. And the wedding party would often wait for the groom to come. And when he finally arrived,
they would have this big, grand, procession to the
wedding feast and the banquet. So as Jesus tells this parable, there were ten virgins who were waiting for the groom to come. And five of them were very
foolish, as they were waiting they got tired, they fell asleep. But five were very wise. They kept watch, they were
waiting, their lamps were trimmed and burning,
and the light was ready. And sure enough, when the
groom finally arrived, the five foolish ones were left out. They were shut out of the wedding feast. And the five wise ones who were ready, they were there at that great celebration. And so here’s how Jesus concluded
that parable, Jesus said “Therefore, keep watch,
because you do not know the day or the hour.” Do you feel like you are
completely bogged down right now, with Christmas preparation? Maybe you have all kinds of
to do lists, and checklists, and decorations, and parties to plan for, and all those kinds of things. Let’s not lose track of what
we’re really preparing for. We’re preparing to celebrate
Jesus coming to this world, but our mind is also on the big picture. The grand scheme of things,
that Jesus will come back for us. Keep Christ in mind this
Christmas, His first Coming, His last Coming, and keep watch. And then keep watching this
week, because we’ll talk more about how you can
prepare for that great day when Jesus returns. Wow, we have so much going
on at Christmas time. Please share with us, what
do you do at Christmas to keep your focus on Christ, and rejoicing in our Savior’s birth? Share in the comments below
so we can help each other out, and then come back and
join us again tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “When Will Jesus Return?”

  1. What I do to keep Jesus as my main focus during the holiday season: Watching this channel daily, Reading daily Portals of PRayers, and prayers, Attending Advent services during the week, meditating on a scripture verse. I like this time of the year because of the additional services at my church. I also have one more bible study class before Christmas. These extra days of fellowship helps me to keep my focus on Christ. Also this year I am extremely blessed as I get to help our little ones from Sunday School in the Christmas presentation. Children keep the joy in every day we get to be with them, in studying, celebrating and reflecting on our Savior's story.

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