The Coming of the Son of Man (Luke 17:20-18:8)

The kingdom of God—his reign over all creatures, kingdoms, and history— is one of the central themes of the Bible. Scripture is filled with promises concerning God’s future, everlasting, unchallenged, and glorious rule. Jesus Christ, the Son of Man (Dan. 7:13-14), was the sign that God himself had come in the flesh to inaugurate the kingdom. He came in order that those who repent and believe in him might be redeemed, forgiven, delivered “from the domain and darkness,” and transferred to his kingdom (Col. 1:13-14). And one day, that kingdom will be consummated; the Son of Man will be revealed. In this sermon, Pastor Matt explains the significance of the coming of the Son of Man, calling the church to be found faithful and to “remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32).