Come Thou Fount
Come Thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love
Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I’ve come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood
Oh, that day when freed from sinning
I shall see Thy lovely face
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace
Come my Lord, no longer tarry
Take my ransomed soul away
Send Thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless days
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
REVERENCE | Who is God?
13 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”
3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5 And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9 “But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
God’s Praiseworthy Attributes:
Lord knows all things – v.1-4
Warns His followers of Upcoming Deception – 5,6
Warns His followers of Upcoming Dangers – 7-8
Warns His followers of Upcoming Difficulties -9
Assurance of Mission Completion – 9,10
Assurance of Holy Spirits’ Help – 11
Warns His followers of Upcoming Despising 12,13
Possible Prayer Prompts:
Lord, we praise you for you are a God who is ______________.
Lord, we praise you that you know all things. As we consider the future we thank you that you know _____________.
Lord, we praise you that you help us when _____________.
REQUESTS | What Should I Pray About?
21 And then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. 22 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23 But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.
24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
God’s Reveals the Future:
Take Heed not to Be Deceived -21
False prophets and Christs will come with signs to lead astray many-22
Be on Guard and Be Aware-23
Great Cosmic Disturbance Coming-24,25
Jesus Will Return. He will be seen in the sky and will come with great power and glory. – 26
Jesus will send out His angels and the elect will be gathered from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. – 27
Possible Prayer Prompts:
Lord, help us to be people who are led by your Spirit and your Word so that we might be deceived by _______________.
Lord, we praise you that when you return you will gather your people to yourself.
Lord, we thank you that you are a God with great power and glory, help us Lord as we seek to ______________ for your glory and honor.
READINESS | Where do I go from here?
28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
God Calls Us to Be Ready
Watch for the signs of His coming – 28-30
These things are guaranteed to happen – 31
Only the Father knows the day and hour – 32
Be on guard, keep awake – 33
Be awake and working and not asleep when He returns =34-37
Possible Prayer Prompts:
Lord, help us to be people who are ready for your return.
Lord, help us to be a people who are faithful in serving you by _____________.
Lord, because you are a God who keeps your Word we are confident you will _______________ as the days go on.