November 23, 2017: SOAP #2912:   Matthew 14-16 Scripture:   Matthew (NIV) 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. Observation:   He is coming again!     He came as a baby, born into a poor family [...]

November 23, 2017: SOAP #2912:   Matthew 14-16

Scripture:   Matthew (NIV) 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.

Observation:   He is coming again!     He came as a baby, born into a poor family spending the night in a stable, laid in a manger where from which the animals ate.   But what a difference it will be when He returns!   He will 'come in his Father's glory!'   He is going to come with the Father's 'angels.'   And He will reward 'each person' appropriately!

Application:   Sometimes the Holy Spirit draws my attention to a thought that appears to contain much more than I presently see.   So it is with the words Jesus said, 'in His Father's glory.'     That is how He described his return.   In just over a month much of the world will pause to celebrate Jesus coming as the baby in the manger.   It will be a good time to consider how it might be when He comes 'in his Father's glory.'

Prayer:     Holy Spirit, you have given me something to ponder as I join others in celebrating Christmas.   This year, give me a new appreciation for Jesus coming as a baby and His soon return 'in His Father's glory.'   Amen

Pastor Leon
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