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Summary: When Jesus comes again, will you be ready? Jesus’ return will be #1 Unpredictable, #2 Unexpected and it will #3 Bring Judgment.

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Intro

• Are you ready?

• That is a question that we ask people quite often.

• Are you ready? – to go to church

• Are you ready? – to go to work

• Are you ready? – to go to school

• Are you ready? – For the big game

• This question is one that we ask a lot but do we ask it when it matters?

• We get ready for so many things in life but people often overlook the biggest thing that we need to get ready for.

• We spend countless numbers of hours on things we think are very important – work, school, church; life events such as weddings, parties

• While those things seem to be important right now there is something else that we need to get ready for that is of much greater importance.

• We need to get our spiritual lives ready for the return of Jesus Christ!

• Jesus Christ came to this earth in human form, He paid the penalty for our sins on the cross and then God raised Him from the dead – victorious over sin and death.

• For all those that believe in Jesus Christ He is our Savoir and Lord.

• In Acts 1, Luke tells us that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven but we are promised in verse 11 that He will return!

• When Jesus comes again, will you be ready?

• Jesus’ return will be #1 Unpredictable, #2 Unexpected and it will #3 Bring Judgment.

• Prayer

Jesus’ Return will be Unpredictable

Matthew 24:36

• It always amazes me to see people make predictions about when the world is going to end or when Jesus will be coming back.

• What amazes me even more is when Christians buy into these doomsday prophecies or believe these predictions about Jesus’ return.

• People love to try and figure out these great mysteries.

• Every time a new prediction is proclaimed I watch as that one proclaiming the message gets all the glory.

• Is Christ’s return about our glory? No, it’s about Christ’s!

• I also always see well meaning Christians get wrapped up in all the hoopla surrounding such a prediction.

• Last year we saw Harold Camping proclaim that the rapture would take place in May 2011 – It didn’t.

• After he failed we the May date, he then predicted that the rapture would take place in October 2011 – It didn’t.

• Once again, here in 2012, we have another prediction about the end of time concerning the Mayan calendar.

• If Jesus returns in 2012 or if the world is destroyed in 2012 it will not be because of the Mayans “predicting” it … it will be because of the choosing of God Himself.

• What does scripture teach us here in Matthew 24:36?

• “No one knows the day and hour”

• No one, absolutely no one – Trying to figure out the time is a futile attempt.

• We can not be told by the Angels … they do not know.

• Believe it or not, Jesus Christ can’t even tell us because Christ Himself does not even know the time that He will come back.


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