So tonight we had what is called a Doctrine dinner at church. We were all supposed to memorize several verses on a particular topic and recite them to a group of church members. I was scared out of my wits, but I did it! I am so proud of all of those who did this and it is really showing what is happening in our church body. I hope it can really help us all see our true passion. After this Robby, our youth pastor, raised some great questions for us all. How often do you think about the coming of Christ? It's something we all know is coming and we think about, but probably not daily. What would you do if you knew Christ was coming back tonight or tomorrow? Make this a daily prayer. I hope you can think about this and change your way of thinking. Live each day as if Christ will come back that day.
I Corinthians 15: 21-27
"For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom of God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that everything has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ."
I Thessalonians 4: 13-
"We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words."
I could go on with so many verses these are two that I found that are pretty good. Basically we need to remember that Christ is coming for us believers some day. Now I post this not to start a debate. Please don't use this for that. I would welcome comments and thoughts though. If you have a different opinion I will have a healthy discussion with you. Mostly I put these up as a sort of sounding board for myself. Feel free to post though! I love you guys and have a great week!