Good Afternoon Dear Church,
I hope and pray you have had a good start to the week! Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be starting a new series in our Bible Study entitled "Are We Living in the End Times?". It is a question I get a lot as a pastor. Many want to know how much longer do we have to wait until Christ returns? Should I bother paying my taxes if I think that Jesus will come back tomorrow? (yes, you should) With all the earthquakes and wars, don't we think Jesus is going to return soon? And what will it be like when Jesus returns anyways? It is a question we're going to explore over the next 5 or 6 weeks, and I would love to have you join us! Indeed, this is why I am sending out my midweek email a day early, in order to remind you that we are starting this new study tomorrow in case you would like to join us.
But, in all of this, I don't want us to lose sight of the hope of Christians, the return of Christ. I believe that Paul says it so beautifully in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, "Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord." The good news of the Christian belief is that we get to be with Jesus - forever. After all the trials and tribulations, the joys and the pains of this life, we will be with him as his people and he will be our God. He will wipe every tear from our eyes and pain will be no more.
Do you want to learn more about this? Please join us tomorrow at 6 PM!
Southern Heights Christian Church
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