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An Approved Servant of the Lord-Living In Expectation of the Lord’s Return


Larry Miles


larrydec26   If   a  Christian desires  to be  “An  Approved Servant of the Lord” he  will be  one who believes that   the Lord  Jesus will one  day keep His word and  come back for His Church.  We do  not  know  when that will be.  Each  generation of believers since the  first  century has had those  who believed in the  imminent  coming  of the Lord. By that   I  mean  that  He could  come at  any moment.  Believing that and practicing  that should  motivate us  to greater  service to our Lord and His Church.

In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 the Christians at Thessalonica and we today are told to “wait for His Son from Heaven.” In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul tells us that ‘the Lord HIMSELF” will come back for us! We have the same admonition in Titus 2:13 to. Be looking for the return of the Blessed Hope.

But while we are admonished to be a people who are always on the alert and looking for His coming, we must also be a people who are active in His service. We must be waiting and watching every day but also we must be a people who, because we are saved, are working for the Lord in His Kingdom. We must be thankful to have been called out of kingdom of darkness into the marvelous light of the Gospel. (Col. 1:13-14)

Since we are now in the light of the Gospel we must be seeking to help the lost find their way into the light of the Gospel. We must also be found seeking to strengthen the saved.

Keep Looking Up!  Jesus  may come  today!

-Larry Miles   preaches once a month for  the Mackville (KY) Church of Christ.


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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10