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STORM WARNING! -- MATTHEW 24:36-39

April 06, 2020
Preach The Word
STORM WARNING! -- MATTHEW 24:36-39
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Preach The Word
STORM WARNING! -- MATTHEW 24:36-39
Apr 06, 2020

It was August 29, 2005 at 6:10 in the morning when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana. When Katrina hit, levees in the city that had been designed for a category 3 storm gave way. The storm left massive death (over 12,000 in Louisiana and Mississippi)) and great destruction (an estimated $125 billion in damages). People all along her path had ample warning of her coming. Some made preparations and took the necessary precautions. Some chose to heed the warnings and evacuate. But others decided to "ride out" the storm or were unable to flee. Personally, I cannot understand why someone, after being warned of the certain danger of such a storm, would choose to "ride it out." Our text speaks about events in the Tribulation period. It is a warning of a storm that is coming upon this earth -- not of wind and water, but of the wrath of God. This has something to say to God's people as well as to those who do not know Jesus as Savior. It reminds us that the end is coming, and people had better be ready. It is a message that the saved need to share, and the lost need to hear. It is an old message -- as old as mankind's
 presence in this sin-cursed world. The message is, "Repent, judgment is coming!"  This message is a challenge to us to get busy. The people of New Orleans had ample warnings
 about what time the storm would hit, but we do not know how much time is left for
us to witness of Christ. In these verses we see that:

  I.  JESUS MENTIONS A COMPARISON.
 II.  JESUS MENTIONS COMPLACENCY -- VV. 38-39.
III.  JESUS MENTIONS A CATASTROPHE -- VV. 39-41.

Show Notes

It was August 29, 2005 at 6:10 in the morning when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana. When Katrina hit, levees in the city that had been designed for a category 3 storm gave way. The storm left massive death (over 12,000 in Louisiana and Mississippi)) and great destruction (an estimated $125 billion in damages). People all along her path had ample warning of her coming. Some made preparations and took the necessary precautions. Some chose to heed the warnings and evacuate. But others decided to "ride out" the storm or were unable to flee. Personally, I cannot understand why someone, after being warned of the certain danger of such a storm, would choose to "ride it out." Our text speaks about events in the Tribulation period. It is a warning of a storm that is coming upon this earth -- not of wind and water, but of the wrath of God. This has something to say to God's people as well as to those who do not know Jesus as Savior. It reminds us that the end is coming, and people had better be ready. It is a message that the saved need to share, and the lost need to hear. It is an old message -- as old as mankind's
 presence in this sin-cursed world. The message is, "Repent, judgment is coming!"  This message is a challenge to us to get busy. The people of New Orleans had ample warnings
 about what time the storm would hit, but we do not know how much time is left for
us to witness of Christ. In these verses we see that:

  I.  JESUS MENTIONS A COMPARISON.
 II.  JESUS MENTIONS COMPLACENCY -- VV. 38-39.
III.  JESUS MENTIONS A CATASTROPHE -- VV. 39-41.