Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:27-28) What a beautiful and glorious day that will be! As amazing and terrifying will be the signs in nature leading up to that day, greater still is Jesus' return in all His glory! So, Jesus' exhortation to His disciples is to straighten up and lift up their heads, because their redemption is drawing near. In other words, this will not be a time to hang their heads in sorrow or shame, but to rejoice in their redemption. When conditions are at their worst, people living on the earth then will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. This gives comfort and hope to all who profess faith in Jesus Christ to continually persevere! In the message for this Sunday's worship service, we look together at the specifics of Jesus' return and what that means for us today by looking at Luke 21:25-38.