Waiting and Hoping
This is Pastor Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, December 1, 2013. The scripture is Matthew 24:36-44. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.
This is from The Message:
36 “But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven’s angels, not even the Son. Only the Father knows. 37“The Arrival of the Son of Man will take place in times like Noah’s. 38Before the great flood everyone was carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ark. They knew nothing—until the flood hit and swept everything away. 39“The Son of Man’s Arrival will be like that: 40Two men will be working in the field—one will be taken, one left behind; 41two women will be grinding at the mill—one will be taken, one left behind. 42So stay awake, alert. You have no idea what day your Master will show up. But you do know this: 43You know that if the homeowner had known what time of night the burglar would arrive, he would have been there with his dogs to prevent the break-in. 44Be vigilant just like that. You have no idea when the Son of Man is going to show up.
The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.
Worship was opened with this video from BustedHalo: