There is something in all of us that wants to know when things are going to happen. We want to know for all sorts of reasons ranging from a desire to plan better to simple curiosity and everything in between. With this in mind it shouldn’t surprise us too much that there are lots of people who want to know when the second coming of Jesus is going to happen.
These two sermons are all about why we don’t need to know when some things are going to happen when we know for sure that they will happen. The example I use in at least one of the sermons* is how when we are children we might not know exactly when Christmas is, but we know that it is coming, which leads to problems when we think that our parents are somehow delaying the actual day.
What I was hoping to accomplish with these two sermons is to help us to understand that Jesus’ second coming, whatever that might look like, is a comfort for us, not because we know when it is going to happen but because it will happen.
Knox Presbyterian Do we need to know when?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Do we need to know when?
As always, I would be delighted to see what you might have to say as far as these sermons go. Please feel free to comment below.
*this should prove to you, if you want or need proof, that I don ‘t listen to these again** before I post them.
**although it does stretch the use of the word “again” in this case because while I listen to myself when I am preaching I’m not so sure I would say at the conclusion that I have really listened to the sermon I just preached.