sermonette: As a Thief in the Night
The Importance of Watching
David C. Grabbe
Given 05-Jul-08; Sermon #890s; 17 minutes
David Grabbe, reflecting on the turbulent conditions which occur before Jesus Christ returns, warns us that the admonition to watch, in Luke 21:36, does not mean to become a "news junkie" avidly watching world events, but instead is a sober warning to watch ourselves, becoming circumspect regarding our spiritual state. If we are not vigilantly overcoming, guarding our master"s house, we will be caught unawares at the Day of the Lord, when the Master will return as a thief in the night, taking His household by surprise. Let us be vigilant and sober (being faithful in what God has entrusted us) so this time will not take us unaware, and we become subject to God's wrath.
Accounted as worthy to escape Circumspect regarding our spiritual state Diligence News addict News junkie Overcoming Rapture Return of Jesus Christ Thief in the night Time of the end Watching ourselves