Maranatha! Our Lord Is Coming!: What Is My Response?
The promise of Christ's return should have a controlling effect on the life of every Christian. A close New Testament study reveals the Messianic promise to be the foundation and focus of the first century church. Like them, we should always be prepared to give an answer for "the hope we have". It is a subject of every book except Philemon and 3 John.
"Maranatha! Our Lord Is Coming" moves from Matthew to Revelation, citing a multitude of verses (more than we realize), adding insight and commentary, and calling us to a life reflecting our sole dependence on God's faithfulness. The inspiration for this book is the faithful witness and perseverance of the persecuted church. They may undergo significant suffering, yet they know one day Christ will return with his rewards. We should exhibit that same faithfulness and perseverance, based on the same promise.
After reading "Maranatha! Our Lord Is Coming", a believer will:
• have an increased awareness and knowledge of Christ's promised return,
• understand more than before the foundation of our faith and the hope on which it is built,
• be convicted to express his or her faith based on this blessed truth.
"Maranatha! Our Lord Is Coming" has a study guide for each chapter. The study will require introspection. It will ask us to examine our own life and come to a conclusion regarding the applicability of truth. Once we internalize the singular hope that is found only in God's faithfulness to one day send his son, we will rise above the trappings of this world and live according to the hope of the world to come.
May God richly bless you in your pursuit of this marvelous promise.