From: Rich Carlson
Date: April 9, 2019
Subject: It's April 9: Good Morning Union



“When He appears we shall be like Him….”   1 John 3:2

OK, here’s my quick take on Last Day Theology. If you don’t know what it is, that’s probably ok, because I believe it is distracting from the gospel. If you do know what it is, then here is my simple support that keeps me from getting distracted by it. Emphasis mine!

1 John 3:2,3 says, “Dear friends, NOW we are God’s children, and what we will be has NOT YET MADE KNOWN. But we know that WHEN HE APPEARS we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him face to face. Everyone who had this hope in him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

  1. I don’t know the future
  2. But I do know that I won’t be totally like Jesus until He appears and I see Him face to face.
  3. And it is in THAT that I put my hope
  4. And it is in THAT that I am made pure, just like Him.

So my Christian journey continues, NOT for me to attain some level of character perfection that will be adequate for me to be acceptable to Jesus, but with my whole life I want to keep seeing Jesus more clearly, knowing that I will NOT see Him perfectly until I see Him face to face at His second coming. At THAT moment I will be changed and be like Him!

Have a great day not being distracted from seeing Jesus because of your total focus on Him and not yourself,

Pastor Rich

Quote for the day:      "I take refuge in the fact that while I don't know everything, I do know Someone who does!"                A.W. Tozer

 

PS Chapel- Hosted by Kendra Ward and the Leadership class. The theme will be “Leadership through Jesus' life here on earth.” Come here their “Glimpse of Jesus.” See you in Woods @ 10:30.

PPS Christ on Demand, 7:30 in Rees Hall Chapel. Join Amber and friends for a special Agape Feast, as they continue looking at prayer.

PPPS    Sorry for the blip in yesterday’s attempt at the Campus Ministries survey. I think everything has been corrected so please try again. Thanks for your help as we try and make Union the best place we can to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus. Here’s the link again:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WKXNGLY