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Why We Stopped Singing About the Return of Christ … and Why It’s a Problem

For those of us who love him, though, his coming will be saving. “Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him” (Hebrews 9:28).

Our Constant Prayer

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” The church prays because it is in need of her rescuing Savior. In praying for Christ’s return, believers recognize something quite apparent to God’s own perspective: The current fallen state of the world cannot be redeemed by additional human ingenuity or effort.

As we gather as Christ’s church in corporate worship, and as we live out our faith in our neighborhoods and schools and workplaces, let us lift our eyes and voice to the Lord—beyond the plane of our many hurdles and hopes—and pray for his return.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.  

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Matthew Westerholm (@mwesterholm) serves at Bethlehem Baptist Church as a pastor for worship and music. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Lisa, and their three sons.