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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Trailer

Greetings Scholars and Warriors.

The last week or so has had a lot of trailers. We got so excited over The Force Awakens and Dawn of Justice. Fantastic Four and Jurassic World were both exciting "trailer terrors" but they were nothing compared to power of The Force Awakens. Can you tell which one was my favorite?

We as Christians are very used to trailers, even more so than we think. The Old Testement had many trailers of Jesus, but we call them prophecies. Revelation is an amazing trailer, hard to understand at times, but pretty amazing.

Just as nerds and geeks of various sizes, shapes and colors argue about movies after seeing trailers for them, Christians argue over this one. We disagree on the tribulation, how these events will intertwine, and much more. We often make this a bigger deal than it needs to be. Did Jesus tell us to get ready for His sequal? Yes...but it doesn't happen by us arguing over what the sequal will be like.

Think about the MCU. We love the movies but in between movies we enjoy some Agents of Shield or now some Netflix shows. What did Jesus tell us to do during the wait for the sequal?

Jesus said: "All authority in Heaven and on Earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Matthew 28)

Our time here waiting is like the TV side of the MCU...but the Bible and Jesus 2nd Coming are like the movies. Although one might be far more exciting, all are there to create a beautiful world to enjoy. Often we think that only our time in eternity matters, but why would God have 66 documents written to teach us about the here and now if that were so? While we wait for Jesus sequal, he simply asks that we share Him with others and gently reveal him. He told us to love our neighbors and meet needs. In doing this, we prepare for His arrival. Get ready. It'll be the best sequel ever!


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