***Note: Our church plans to reopen at the first possible Sunday. Our governor will announce this week the guidelines and policies for opening the state of Alabama. Please refer to our website and/or Facebook page to find out when we will be gathering together again as a church, as well as new standards for sanitation and social distancing in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.
“And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.” Matthew 24:4-8 (NASB)
I. We can trust God as we live through challenging times.
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NASB)
II. The enemy will do all he can to oppose God’s will.
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:9-14 (NASB)
“That you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”
2 Thessalonians 2:2-3 (NASB)
III. Beware of anyone saying that they know when Christ will return.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Matthew 24:36 (NASB)
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.” Matthew 24:42 (NASB)