When does the Kingdom come?

It seems that every New Testament author and believer lived expecting to personally see the bodily return of Christ. Just one example from Paul’s inspired pen is Titus 2:11-13, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;”
So, when will that be? Scripture does not supply an exact date and time, but there are certain things that will come to pass as that day draws near. Tonight at 7pm we will run them down from Daniel seven. After a time of prayer, we will open our Bibles together. There will not be G.O.E. Teens this evening since they are at church camp in Dayton, TN. Continue to pray for them. Our SHinE Kids’ ministry (K-5) will be meeting in the Family Life Center at 7 pm.

Watch. Pray. Proclaim.

While we expect the Lord’s return at any moment, no one knows exactly when that moment will be (Mark 13:32-37). That is no cause for idleness or foolishness. While we watch for our Lord’s return, we are to continue with the work He commissioned and equipped us to accomplish. The stakes are high. His First Coming was cause for singing “Peace on earth and good will to men” because the Savior had come.
At His Second Coming there will be judgment on sin and sinners who refused to repent and receive the grace He freely offered.
So, while we wait and watch for His return, let’s work by praying and proclaiming the Good News, calling on all men and women everywhere, from every ethnicity, to repent and believe the gospel, because the time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand.


The King is Coming!

Daniel 7:13-14, “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”
On Wednesday evenings we have steadily walked through the book of Daniel. The first six chapters of that Old Testament prophecy have either taught or reminded us to cooperate with the culture without compromising on God’s Word. Daniel and his friends demonstrate the need to stand
  • out from the world.
  • up for God.
  • still for the solution He will provide.

A Prophetic Voice

In chapter seven the prophetic visions of Daniel begin, and they continue through the end of the book. Like last week, we will be in chapter seven again tonight. This chapter is pure prophecy. We learn that history will culminate with Christ receiving His kingdom. The Ancient of Days will grant to the Son of Man the Kingdom.
Daniel seven presents the history of man from Daniel’s time (in our past) to the time when Christ Jesus the Lord will receive and establish His Kingdom (in our future). This is a monumental sweep of prophetic history from Daniel’s day forward. So, we’ve been taking our time. Here is our outline for this evening.
  • The King is Crowned
  • The Kingdom’s Character
  • When is the Kingdom?

Join Us!

We hope that you will be with us at 7pm this evening. Our G.O.E. Teens (6th-12th) and SHinE Kids (K-5th) will be meeting in our Family Life Center at 7pm also. There is plenty of room for them to be responsibly distanced. We will meet in our sanctuary. If you have not felt comfortable returning to our in-person Sunday morning services, Wednesday night is a great option for you. There will be enough space to spread out. We hope you will be with us tonight as we sing, pray, and open God’s Word together.