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Summary: It's the end of the world and we know it. This is a msg that helps bring clarity and purpose to all the confusion

“It’s the End of the World and we know it”

(Matthew 24:3) “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the

disciples came to him privately. ʻTell us,ʼ they said, ʻwhen will this

happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the

age?ʼ ”

(2 Peter 3:3-10) First of all, you must understand that in the last days

scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They

will say, “Where is this ʻcomingʼ he promised? Ever since our fathers

died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But

they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed

and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters

also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same

word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for

the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not forget

this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,

and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his

promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not

wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the

day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a

roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and

everything in it will be laid bare.”

Writing this letter near the end of his life, Peter wanted to remind Christians that the final day is real. He calls it “the day of the Lord” and reminds his Christian readers that it is unquestionably coming.

To scoff means to speak in a scornful or mocking way. What do scoffers think about the end? In verse 4, Peter says that the false teachers mock the promise of Christ’s return and a final judgment. “Where is it?” they ask. “Ever since the days of the ancient patriarchs the world has gone on without interruption.” The scoffers claim that God has not and will not intervene in world history.

How do we know?

√ People will do their own thing.

(Me focused, materialistic, not heavenly minded)

(Matthew 24:37-39) “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at

the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood,

people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,

up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about

what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.”

√ People will forget God.

(Matthew 24:12) “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love

of most will grow cold.”

Many will turn away from the Faith, against the Faith, Twist the Faith, & Tune out the Faith. Then there will be those that Trust the Faith & Tell the Faith!

√ People will think Heʼs not coming.

(1 Thessalonians 5:2) “For you know very well that the day of the

Lord will come like a thief in the night.”

√ People will not be ready.

(Matthew 24:40-42) “Two men will be in the field; one will be taken

and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one

will be taken and the other left. Therefore keep watch, because you

do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

If the end is near…

(1 Peter 4:7) “The end of all things is near…”

I should pray.

(1 Peter 4:7) “…therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so

that you can pray.”

Real prayer is driven by relationship not need or crisis.

U can dump your junk. God gets bigger, your junk gets smaller.

Causes u to b more heavenly minded

a. Make it personal not formal.

(Matthew 6:7-8) And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like

pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many

words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need

before you ask him.

b. Pray with confidence.

(Hebrews 4:15-16) For we do not have a high priest who is unable

to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been

tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin. Let us

then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we

may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

(James 5:16 NLT) “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has

great power and produces wonderful results.”

I should focus on my relationships.

(1 Peter 4:8-9) “Above all, love each other deeply, because love

covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another

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