Our Christmas party is on December 18, 2011
its a potluck
Expect His coming the end of ages
Stand on solid rock
Jesus was not talking about the rapture of the church. But to give realization and insights that there is the beginning and the end. Expect the coming of Jesus
John 2:20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”
Set our mind and hearts in things above.
Luke 21:5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,
What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?
Jesus will come like a thief in the night the thief will always come when you least expect it.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
What are the reason that people can be deceived?
That good works can save you?
The danger is they have sealed it without knowledge. It's important to know the truth. To look out and don't let anyone leads you to error. Be self feeders and read the word of God on your own don't rely only to the church just once a week.
Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
God uses these to bring spirituall awakening, to remind us to go back to God.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
1 Peter 4:18-20
“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a]
19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
We are in the world but we are not of the world that is why the world hate you. Don't be ashame if the world persecute you as you will receive reward in heaven.
1 John 4:4
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
Rules of interpretation
- Know the context.
- Interpret the simple truth literally.
- Scripture will explain scriptures.
- New testament is priority over the old testament.
- Explicit is important to know what is obvious word and use it to expound.
Do we get affected by the wickedness of the people?
The more you think of bad things the more you become bad.
Stand and nothing move you always give yourself fully to be in the service of God.