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According to the U.S. Supreme Court, we are now allowed to have worship services in our building. We are only able to have two worship services at this time. However, we will continue to have our online services on the web, Sundays and Wednesdays, in audio/text/video form. Come and join us, if you can, at 11:00 am this Sunday!

Call 330-340-9413 for more info. or email.


Giving

When Jesus told of the rich man who put his surplus in storage and said, “Eat, drink and be merry,” God said, “Thou fool!” And we agree! And then Jesus added, “So is everyone that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
There is a better thing to do with money than spend or save it all. It is to give some to the Lord and His work. God promises it will bring blessing here and hereafter.
Let us be rich toward God as we worship Him with our treasure.



Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, we have gathered in Thy name through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to worship and adore Thee. We praise Thee for how great Thou art. Thou Who has made the heavens and placed the stars in the places, art also the God Who has made and sustains us.
Heavenly Father, it is so natural for us to work to get, and then to spend it on ourselves, now or later. Work in us to overcome that, and help us to grow in the grace of giving. Bless other people with that which we offer today through the merit of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father, we pray for those who mourn and are in sorrow. Be with those who are not well and are suffering. Help those who need guidance for their lives. May we trust in Thee with our whole hearts and not lean on our own understanding.
Heavenly Father, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the Jewish people and their great need of salvation in Jesus Christ, their messiah. Speak to the hearts of those who hear and read Your Word this day and save those who are lost and without hope in this world and the world to come.
We pray these things in Jesus’ wonderful and holy name, Amen.

OFFERING
GRACE ALONE

(Played by Pat)



CHORUS
WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE #840

(Played by Pat)



What a day that will be
When my Jesus I shall see
And I look upon his face
The one who saved me by his grace
When he takes me by the hand
And leads me through the Promised Land
What a day, glorious day that will be (in the second person)
There'll be no sorrows there
No more burdens to bear
No more sickness and no more pain
No more parting over there
But forever I will be
With the one who died for me
What a day, glorious day that will be
What a day that will be
When my Jesus I shall see
When I look upon his face
The one who saved me by his grace (but when he)
When he takes me by the hand (takes me by the hand)
And leads me through the Promised Land
What a day, glorious day that will be
Oh, what a day that will be
When my Jesus I shall see
When I look upon his face
The one who saved me by his grace (but when
When he takes me by the hand (he takes me by the hand)
And leads me through the Promised Land
What a day, glorious day that will be.

 


HYMN
JESUS IS COMING AGAIN #194

(Played by Pat)




Marvelous message we bring
Glorious carol we sing
Wonderful word of the King
Jesus is coming again

Coming again coming again
Maybe morning maybe noon
Maybe evening and maybe soon
Coming again coming again
,Oh what a wonderful day it will be
Jesus is coming again!

Forest and flower exclaim
Mountain and meadow the same
All earth and heaven proclaim
Jesus is coming again

Coming again, coming again
Maybe morning maybe noon
Maybe evening and maybe soon
Coming again coming again
Oh what a wonderful day it will be
Jesus is coming again!

Standing before Him at last
Trial and trouble all past
Crowns at His feet we will cast
Jesus is coming again

Coming again, coming again
Maybe morning maybe noon
Maybe evening and maybe soon
Coming again coming again
Oh what a wonderful day it will be
Jesus is coming again!

 


SCRIPTURE: 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


SERMON:

February 21st, 2021: Pastor Ed Scaglione



 

Message: JESUS IS COMING AGAIN


Scoffers have always denied that Jesus Christ will return literally and bodily to earth to establish and reign over His earthly kingdom. The Apostle Peter wrote, “Knowing this first that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” (2 Peter 3:3-4)

The Bible teaches the reality of Christ’s second coming just as certainly as it does that of His first coming. The basic outline of the events surrounding the second coming is clear. The rapture of the church will be followed by the seven-year tribulation, at the end of which Christ will return in judgment and establish His thousand-year earthly kingdom. After a final rebellion led by Satan is cursed, the current heaven and earth will be destroyed, the Great White Throne judgment will take place, and a new heaven and new earth will be created for all the righteous, which will last forever. The return of the Lord Jesus Christ is essential for the following reasons.

First, the promise of God demands the second coming. Of the more than three hundred prophecies in the Old Testament related to the coming of Christ, only about a third of them were fulfilled at His first coming. That leaves about two thirds – more than two hundred – prophecies yet to be fulfilled at His return. Second, the teaching of Jesus Christ demands the second coming. The Lord repeatedly spoke of His return. In our text from last week He said, “Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.” (Luke 17:30) He told His disciples, “Therefore, you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Luke 12:40) (Luke 18:8; 21:27) Jesus said, “For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.” (Matt. 16:27) (Matt. 24:27, 30, 37, 39, 44; 25:31; 26:64) Jesus said to the church of Philadelphia, “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” (Rev. 3:11) Christ’s trustworthiness demands that those predictions be fulfilled.

Third, the revelation by the Holy Spirit demands the second coming. He is the one Who inspired the Bible and every prophecy of the second coming it contains. His trustworthiness mandates their fulfillment. Fourth, God’s plan for the church demands the second coming. In John 14:3 Jesus promised, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:3) The Apostle Paul described that same event, the rapture of the church, in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17, “For if (since) we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thess. 4:14-17) The Apostle Paul wrote, “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Cor. 15:51-52) Having been taken to heaven in the rapture, the church will return with Christ at His second coming. The fulfillment of those passages necessitates Christ’s return.

Fifth, the future of Israel demands the second coming. Zechariah’s prophecy records God’s promise of Israel’s salvation. “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” (Zech. 12:10) “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.” (Zech. 13:1) It is after Israel’s repentance and salvation that the second coming and the establishment of the promised kingdom takes place. (Zech. 14:4-9) Thus, Israel’s hope is linked to the Lord’s return.

lSixth, the corruption of the world demands the second coming. The present sin-cursed, Satan-dominated world cannot be the final chapter of redemptive history. Therefore “And to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.” (2 Thess. 1:7-9)
Seventh, the exaltation of Jesus Christ demands the second coming. The last view of Him that the world sees cannot be of Him hanging on a cross between two thieves. He will return in glory when, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the power of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matt. 24:29-31) Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angles with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.” (Matt. 25:31-32) (Rev. 5:1-14)

Eighth, the destruction of Satan demands the second coming. God told Satan, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” (Gen. 3:15) When the Lord Jesus Christ returns, Satan will be bound and sentenced to the abyss (the bottomless pit) for a thousands years. John wrote in Revelation 20:1-3, “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years are finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.” (Rev. 20:1-3) Ultimately he will be sentenced to the lake of fire. “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Rev. 20:10).

Finally, the hope of the church demands the second coming. Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 1:10, “And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” He wrote to Titus, “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Every Christian should live in the anticipation of Christ’s imminent coming for His Church. “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the children of God! Therefore the world does not know us because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” (1 John 3:1-3)


Prayer


Thank You, Lord, for Your promise that Jesus will coming again. He is our hope and we look forward to His return. Lord we know that we cannot know the day or the hour but it seems to us that His coming is near. But until Jesus comes, help us, Heavenly Father, to keep looking for His return and to live each day with the hope of His coming and with the knowledge that He may come today.
Until Jesus returns, O Lord, help us to remain faithful and serving Thee and one another until the crowing day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you don't know Christ as your Savior, I beg you to read the gospel presentation by clicking on the link below. Ask God to open your heart and your mind, so that you can come to know Christ as your Savior.


WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?

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CLOSING HYMN:
IS IT THE CROWNING DAY? #209


1 Jesus may come today,
Glad day! Glad day!
And I would see my Friend;
Dangers and troubles would end
If Jesus should come today.
Refrain:
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
I'll live for today, nor anxious be,
Jesus my Lord I soon shall see;
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
2 I may go home today,
Glad day! Glad day!
Seemeth I hear their song;
Hail to the radiant throng!
If I should go home today. (Refrain)
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
I'll live for today, nor anxious be,
Jesus my Lord I soon shall see;
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
3 Why should I anxious be?
Glad day! Glad day!
Lights appear on the shore,
Storms will affright nevermore,
For He is "at hand" today. (Refrain)
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
I'll live for today, nor anxious be,
Jesus my Lord I soon shall see;
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
4 Faithful I'll be today,
Glad day! Glad day!
And I will freely tell
Why I should love Him so well,
For He is my all today. (Refrain)
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
I'll live for today, nor anxious be,
Jesus my Lord I soon shall see;
Glad day! Glad day!
Is it the crowning day?

Closing Prayer

Do we believe in Your return? Yes, we do. Hallelujah! But Lord, we need the Holy Spirit to keep us close to that thought. We are weak and our thoughts often wander toward the things of this earth. Help us guard that wonderful truth and hope that only believers have. Your Son will gloriously return some day. May it be soon! In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.





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