The Hope Of The Coming Of Theology Analysis

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I went back to the text but the dialogue had died down and no new themes or ideas were coming to me. At this point I did what Nancy Gross suggests and listed out my possible guesses for the meaning of this text.
• it is a literal view of what it will be like before Jesus second coming of judgement.
• It is about the hope of the coming of Christ
• It is about the action needed before Christ coming again
• It has something to do with eschatological theology and the idea of Christ coming to us again and again
At this point I engaged others in the dialogue for help.
First, I reached out to a mentor of mine with my eschatological idea. She affirmed my belief by explaining it more clearly:
“As part of the reformed tradition, we ascribe to the
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What really struck me, and I believed it was guiding me to determine which previous guess of mine God was calling me to explore further, was that even though no one knows the day the Lord comes (or moment of time) with any certainty the focus should be on the action of being prepared. Focusing on action was again compelling me to lean towards the direction of hope in action for the sermon, but I knew I must continue to explore more scholars’ …show more content…
A perspective I enjoy incorporating in my sermons whenever I can. He, like the previous commentary, suggests that the reason the Noah analogy is used is because it focuses on the unpreparedness (lack of action) that they are all swept away. It is not the sin because the verbs focus on the daily normal human activities of the time. He also follows suit with the actions of the subsequent parables. Furthermore, he, like Saunders, made an intriguing case that in both parables it is never stated which one is taken “the righteous or the unrighteous.” Although I noted this valid point I hesitated to see if this was another possible meaning for this text because it may lead me down a rabbit hole I was unwilling to travel. Additionally, he also pointed to the action verbs used in verse 43 and affirmed my equating them to alertness and preparedness. Finally, he indicated that this was the fourth-time Jesus would reference the “not knowing.” Upon reading this reference, I recalled my neglectfulness to research any repetitive words or phrases. As a result, I swung back to my dialogue with the text to see if any repetitive phrases

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