Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Radio
Small Christian
Communities
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 13, Issue 5


<< Tuesday, September 2, 1997 >>
 
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11
View Readings
Psalm 27 Luke 4:31-37
Similar Reflections
 

THE LAST DAY

 
"We belong neither to darkness nor to night; therefore let us not be asleep like the rest, but awake and sober!" —1 Thessalonians 5:5-6
 

The world will end and Jesus will come again:

  • unexpectedly, "like a thief in the night" (1 Thes 5:2),
  • "when people are saying, 'Peace and security' " (1 Thes 5:3),
  • "with the suddenness of pains overtaking a woman in labor" (1 Thes 5:3),
  • when many people are in the dark, asleep, and unprepared (1 Thes 5:4-6),
  • when "mocking, sneering men" are laughing at those who believe in the end of the world and Jesus' second coming (2 Pt 3:3-4),
  • when Jesus' Church is glorious, "holy and immaculate, without stain or wrinkle or anything of that sort" (Eph 5:27),
  • after Israel is saved (Rm 11:26),
  • when men are dying of fright (Lk 21:26),
  • when the love of most people has grown cold (Mt 24:12), and
  • when the "good news of the kingdom" has been "proclaimed throughout the world" (Mt 24:14).

"When these things begin to happen, stand erect and hold your heads high, for your deliverance is near at hand" (Lk 21:28). "God has not destined us for wrath but for acquiring salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thes 5:9).

 
Prayer: Father, may Jesus return soon — even now. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!
Promise: "What is there about His speech? He commands the unclean spirits with authority and power, and they leave." —Lk 4:36
Praise: Fr. Ron was skeptical about the value of the gift of tongues until he heard an old lady praise the Lord in Latin, a language he realized she didn't know.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, February 1, 1997
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 4, 1997
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 13, Issue 5
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · XML / RSS Feed
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Radio
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy