Matt Friend - February 21, 2021

Renewed Perspective: Jesus is Coming Again

Scripture References: Matthew 25:1-46, Matthew 24:1-51

From Series: "Renewed"

Let’s be honest: life is brutal. In a sense, life can be described as the process of losing everything we’ve ever had and everyone we’ve ever loved. G. K. Chesterton writes, “We all feel the riddle of the earth. The clouds and curtains of darkness, the confounding vapors, these are the daily weather of this world.” Unfortunately, escapism won’t fix it, no matter which version we choose: the religious version (prosperity through faith), the secular version (prosperity through hard work), or the pleasure version (abandoning all self-restraint). It will take more than a silver-lining to cope with the brokenness of this world, even for an optimist. So, what hope do we have? Here it is in a nutshell: Jesus is coming again to renew and restore all things! In the future resurrection, God wants to restore everything life has taken from you. This is the grand finale of God’s storyline, and it has been God’s goal since the beginning.

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