2010-04-18 C.J. - 2nd Coming 

 

April 18, 2010 Rick was taking a mini vacation with his grandchildren this weekend so CJ opened the service telling the boys that God wanted to do something different in their lives.  He talked of the uniqueness of God’s creation in that no two people are alike.  God made you the way you are for a reason.  You have a purpose because He has something special for you to do. He quoted 1 Cor. 13:11 “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.  All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

 13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”  

He encouraged the boys to begin changing so they do not leave Pegasus the same way they came.  God wants to do special and you are here for that purpose but it is up to you.

Cindy led the boys in singing; “Come Now is the Time to Worship”, “East to West”, “He Knows My Name”, “Mighty to Save” and “Amazing Grace”.

Our morning speaker was C.J. Solis.  His topic was the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ” His text was Acts 1:9-11 “9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!””

We are here for a reason.  Each of us made a mistake and now we have to pay for that mistake.  Hopefully it will produce a changed person who no longer makes the mistake that got him here.   I am here to tell you that Jesus Christ is coming back.  The world is full of the evil directed and produced by the prince of evil and in the midst of that evil Jesus Christ will return the same way his disciples saw him go.

He will ask did you work the program at Pegasus, did you re-commit the same crime that got you here in the first place.  What did you do with the Word preached to you at Pegasus?  Did you receive it with an open heart full of faith or did you continue along the same path.  For those who did their name was written in the Book of Life and it is those that Jesus will take with him into eternity.

Mat. 24: 3 Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?”

 4 Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, 5 for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

 9 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.  10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 11And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations  will hear it; and then the end will come.

 15 “The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about—the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place.” (Reader, pay attention!) 16 “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 17 A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. 18 A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat. 19 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days. 20 And pray that your flight will not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. 22 In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.

 23 “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. 25 See, I have warned you about this ahead of time.

 26 “So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it! 27 For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Ma comes. 28 Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.

The bible clearly says He is coming back and each of us must endure until that 2nd coming.  Now is the time for your decision to accept and follow Jesus Christ.

Ken closed encouraging the boys to be ready for the 2nd coming CJ just talked about.