Summary: The Return of Jesus Christ
WHAT IF YOU LOOKED UP AND
SAW JESUS COMING BACK??
1st Thess 4:13-18
1st John 2:28
One beautiful Sunday Morning, as
people were filling up the church to its
they entered into the church, and they were
each given a bulletin filled with today’s
announcements, the topic of today’s sermon
The songs they were gonna sing, and who
to pray for and so forth.
At the end of the line was an older man
his clothes were dirty and torn and you
could tell that he hadn’t taken a bath for
His hair was long and so were his whiskers
When he made it to the usher, he took off
his old ball cap out of respect.
He didn’t have on any shoes just dirty
The usher took his nose and stared at
the old guy and he said, Sir I’m sorry
but I’m afraid that we can’t let you in here
today, You’ll distract the congregation
and we don’t allow anyone to disrupt our
service, I’m afraid you’ll have to leave.
The old man looked down at himself and
puzzled he put back on his dirty ole ball cap
and turned to leave.
He was so sad cause he loved to hear the choir
sing God’s praises.
And he just loved to watch the little children
get up in front of the church and sing
their little songs.
He carried in his pocket a small worn out Bible
and was always in hopes that the pastor would
speak on something he had already underlined.
He had respect though and didn’t want to cause
So he hung his head down and walked back
down the steps of the big church.
He sat down on the steps near the edge of
the church yard, and strained to try to hear
through the closed windows and doors, the
singing that was going on inside the church.
Oh how He wished he could be there inside
with the others.
A few minutes passed by and a younger man
came up and sat down beside him.
He asked the old man what he was doing,
And the old guy said I was gonna go to
church today but they thought I was filthy
and my clothes are old and worn and they
were afraid I would disrupt their service.
The old guy said I’m sorry my name is George.
The two guys shook hands and George couldn’t
help but notice that the younger man had long
hair like his.
He wore a piece of cloth that was draped over
his body tied with a royal purple sash.
He had sandals on his feet and they were
covered with dust and dirt.
The stranger said Hey my friend don’t feel bad
because they wouldn’t let you in.
My name is Jesus and I’ve been trying to get
in for years, and they won’t let me in either.
Way to often we have allowed our churches
to become just another elite club in our town’s!
and it has all the rights of a church but We
have completely lost sight of the purpose
for its existence!!!
People it is possible for us to get to busy
with Churchy stuff that we forget our
Which is to exalt the precious name of
our Savior Jesus Christ!!!!
WHAT IF YOU LOOKED UP AND
SAW JESUS COMING BACK TODAY???
People Jesus is coming back again
And We will all bow and confess that
He is Lord.
There are millions that accept this truth
because, they have the faith to believe it!!
But there’s few that will allow the Lord to
Change their lives!
How many people do you know that
accept the Lord and then turn around and
begin to serve the devil again???
Could this be the strangest fact in history??
How would you adjust your life if you knew
That Jesus was gonna come back today??
Would you suddenly try to have an active
prayer life and a personal relationship
with The Father???
And I’m sure that if you knew He was coming
back today you certainly would try,
But some people don’t believe that He
would actually forgive you and accept
you into the Kingdom at the last minute,
But I think that He would if you sincerely
meant what you were asking for, that He would
accept you with open arms!!!!
Just like the parable in St. Luke, about the
He asked for his inheritance!
Just like us sinners do!!!
He went into the far country, and wasted it away.
Just like Christians when they backslide!!
But our Father accepts them back into the
Kingdom with open arms!!!
Just as He did the prodigal son!!!!
Now I ain’t talking about once in grace