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Meant for An Hour

February 18th, 2007

“The sands of time are sinking”

(Anne Ross Cousin, 1857, The Sands of Time)

“You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect”

(Luke 12:40, ESV)

Introduction: Did you know that you were meant for an hour? In today’s lesson, we will look at part of the parable of the watchful servant (12:35-48); emphasizing vv. 35-40.

I. The Christian doctrine here is about the _______

_________ of Jesus (see also Hebrews 9:27,28).

II. Jesus’ coming has 3 essential characteristics:

1. ______________________________

2. ______________________________

3. ______________________________

III. Therefore: _________________________

Conclusion: While most have given up on living life with a sense of urgency, the redeemed have been given a heads-up, as it were. So, prepare to meet your Lord—you were meant for an hour!

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