The End Is Now
This is Pastor Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, November 8, 2015. The scripture Mark 13:1-8. 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:
1As he walked away from the Temple, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, look at that stonework! Those buildings!” 2 Jesus said, “You’re impressed by this grandiose architecture? There’s not a stone in the whole works that is not going to end up in a heap of rubble.” 3Later, as he was sitting on Mount Olives in full view of the Temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew got him off by himself and asked, 4“Tell us, when is this going to happen? What sign will we get that things are coming to a head?” 5Jesus began, “Watch out for doomsday deceivers. 6Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities claiming, ‘I’m the One.’ They will deceive a lot of people. 7When you hear of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don’t panic. This is routine history, and no sign of the end. 8Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Earthquakes will occur in various places. There will be famines. But these things are nothing compared to what’s coming.
The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.