“Surely I Am Coming Soon!”

024Yesterday, I preached a message at Woodbury Community Church entitled, “The End is Only the Beginning.” It was the conclusion of our year long series “The Challenge,” in which our congregation was encouraged to read through the Bible in a year. Today, many of the people in our congregation are finishing their year of Bible reading with the last chapters of Revelation, including Revelation 22:20, which says:

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

The last five words of Jesus recorded in the Bible are, “Surely I am coming soon.”

Jesus actually says, “I am coming soon,” three times in the last chapter of the Bible (Revelation 22:7, 12, and 20).

I am convinced that Jesus doesn’t make mistakes. He wants us to understand that our lives are to be lived in light of the fact that He is coming back one day for His bride. Our job is to be ready. We are to live our lives with eternity in mind.

I closed yesterday’s sermon with a video illustration from Right Now Media entitled, “Are You a Trader.” I promised to put that video on this blog. In the coming weeks we are going to be examining what it means to live the blessed life. That life cannot happen until we trade the “American Dream,” for the life that God dreams of for us.

Here is the sermon that I preached yesterday:

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The Blessed Life

The_Blessed_Life_Series_-_Banner_Graphic_1_preview_587x327In January, I’ll be preaching a new series at Woodbury Community Church entitled, The Blessed Life. As we near Christmas, one of the things that I continually notice is that everyone is looking for happiness. If happiness was a product that could be purchased and given to someone as a gift under a tree, then whoever sold that product would be the wealthiest person on planet earth.

Pursuing happiness takes work. It’s tough to find and even harder to hold. Ever want more than that for your life? God does. He wants us to be blessed. Discover what the Bible says about living The Blessed Life.

January 6 – A Heart of Generosity

January 13 – The Blessed Test

January 20 – The Generous Eye

January 27 – The Heart of Serving

Lifechurch.tv has provided the graphics and videos for this series. I’m grateful for their ministry and heartbeat for giving their resources away to other churches for free.