“Ready or Not”

“Ready or Not”

Matthew 24:3

I.  What does it mean to live in the last days?

  • Are we living in the last days?
  • The Israel-Hamas war

II. The disciples had 3 questions for Jesus

  1. They wanted to know when He would return
  2. They asked about the sign of His return
  3. They asked about the sign of the end of the age (the end of the end)

III. Three events we all can agree on

  1. The literal, physical, visible return of Jesus Christ to the earth
  2. The bodily resurrection of the dead
  3. The final judgment of all people

IV.  Three attitudes

  1. Alertness (Matthew 24:36-42) Illustration of the days of Noah
  2. Readiness (Matthew 24:43-44) Illustration of spiritual preparation
  3. Faithfulness (Matthew 24:45-51) Illustration of the two servants