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Don’t be disturbed by those who think Christ will never really return. The Lord will not forget His promise.

BibleGateway: 2 Peter 3:1-9

ESV Text: 2 Peter 3:1-9

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     1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

     3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

     8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

     9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 794 :
Jerusalem, Jerusalem

1. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 
When shall I come to thee?  
When shall my sorrows have an end?  
Thy joys when shall I see? 

2. When shall these eyes thy heav’n built walls 
And pearly gates behold,  
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong  
And streets of shining gold? 

3. Oh, when, thou city of my God, shall 
I thy courts ascend?  
Where evermore the angels sing, 
The sabbath has no end. 

4. O Christ, do thou my soul prepare  
For that bright home of love  
That I may see the and adore  
With all thy saints above.