On Epiphany Sunday, Gareth Brandt, Instructor at Columbia Bible College, described two competing ways to avoid the cataclysmic last days of the Earth: Escapist (count on the Rapture) and Secularist (count on human progress). Gareth proposed a third way based on Anabaptist eschatology (end times study), in which the judgment of Jesus can be eagerly anticipated as the time when all things will be made right. Like Nelson Mandela’s prison garden on Robben Island, we can cultivate living hope, since Christ is “coming soon” (in kairos time, not a specific chronos time) and will return unexpectedly at the opportune moment. With the inevitable end of the world in mind, “... what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God …” (2 Peter 3:11). [KH]

Service Details

Passage: 2 Peter 3:1-13

Communion: Yes

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Gareth Brandt

Worship Leader: Paul Thiessen

Song Leader: Curtis Funk

Pianist: Curtis Funk

Usher: Ed Epp

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