12-03-17 - "Doubly Blessed"

Rev. Steve Ahlersmeyer


Mark 13:24-37


24 [Jesus said:] “But in those days, after that tribulation,
the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its
light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and
the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then
they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great
power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels
and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends
of the earth to the ends of heaven.
28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch
becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that
summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things
taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away
until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will
pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows,
not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the
Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know
when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey,
when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each
with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35
Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of
the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the
cock crows, or in the morning— 36 lest he come suddenly and
find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”