Living Today in Light of Tomorrow

II Timothy 3:10-4:8

2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

I read about a small town that was to be relocated because a hydroelectric dam was to be built across their valley. Their town site would be flooded and submerged. The utility company offered all the property owners a good price for their properties. A strange thing happened. Shortly after the buy-out was announced the once quaint and well-kept little town fell into disrepair. Paint that peeled wasn't re-painted, boards came loose and weren't reattached, and weeds grew in the parking lots and were just left there. This once beautiful little town began to look terrible. A local man summed up the feelings of the community to a news reporter, "Why keep the town up now when it will be gone tomorrow?" Over the last several weeks we have examined the major events on the timeline of biblical prophecy. We learned about the Rapture of the Church, the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Tribulation Period, the Rise of the Antichrist, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennial Kingdom, the Great White Throne Judgment and eternity future, the Heaven Ages. But what are we supposed to do with this knowledge? One thing is certain. We are not to give up and let the paint peel and the weeds grow up in our lives. Tonight I want to give you four keys for living today in light of tomorrow.

I. Follow the Faithful (3:10-12).

II. Trust the Truth (3:13-17).

III. Share the Savior (4:1-4).

IV. Complete the Course (4:5-8).

How should we live in light of tomorrow? In light of all that we know about the future?