Day 2
What are we waiting for?

A REMINDER

More than two thousand years ago Jesus Christ came to this earth. He was born of Mary, a virgin;

He lived a sinless life;

He died on the cross for our sins;

He came forth from the tomb in victory;

He ascended up into heaven from whence He had come.

On the night before He went to the cross, Jesus said these words: "I WILL COME ___" (John 14:3).

He came ONCE, but He promised to come AGAIN.

He came ONCE, but He promised to come A SECOND TIME.

The Bible clearly teaches that there are TWO COMINGS of Christ.

The FIRST COMING is history; it has already happened.

The SECOND COMING is future; it has not yet happened.

Today we are living IN BETWEEN two great events: the two comings of the Lord Jesus Christ.

During Advent we look forward to the celebration of the birth of Jesus as a baby at Christmas and we anticipate His coming a second time - this time as King and Judge

THE CHALLENGE

Ask yourself, if Jesus came back right now, would you be caught up to meet Him, or would you be left behind? We need to really think about this. Many in the body of Christ, are not always living as if we really believe that God is coming back any day now. We pray about it and sing about it, but we do not always “live about it.”

OUR PRAYER

God of hope
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
be with us in our meeting
and in our travelling together,
be with us in our worship
and our praying together,
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
our God of hope.

God of hope, who brought love into this world,
be the love that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought peace into this world,
be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world,
be the joy that dwells between us.
God of hope, the rock we stand upon,
be the centre, the focus of our lives
always, and particularly this Advent time.