It is so easy to get consumed and distracted with this world to where we are not watching expectantly for Christ’s second coming. A vision of Christ and his second coming is arguably the greatest encouragement we can have in the midst of trial. We see God’s encouragement to the persecuted church – particularly in Thessalonica and 7 churches of Asia – was to point their vision towards Christ’s second coming for hope and encouragement in tribulation, even in the face of imminent martyrdom.

Preached on 12/19/2021 at Tyler PBC (Tyler, TX).