When will Jesus return? Providing an answer to this question has inspired many religious movements in history, and the predictions continue to be offered even though Jesus tells us that we cannot know the day or hour of His return (Matt. 24:36). We rightly object when some people try to set a date for His return.
We cannot know when Jesus is coming back, but this does not mean that we should be unprepared for His coming. In fact, Scripture frequently calls us to be prepared for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Much of this teaching is found in Luke 11–12, which will be our focus this month as we continue our study of Luke’s gospel.
In these chapters, our Lord speaks not only of His return at the end of history but also of what His coming entailed when He took on flesh in the incarnation. We will look at how His casting out demons signified the coming of God’s kingdom, how we are called to acknowledge Christ before men, how we can be ready for Jesus’ return, and many other topics. May God in His grace ready us for Jesus’ return as we hope for His glorious appearing.
These verses parallel the themes of the studies each week. We encourage you to hide them in your heart so that you may not sin against the Lord: