Your Redemption Is Near

Friday, October 4, 2013
Luke 21:20-38

Click or touch “Firestarter”
To listen to Nick read the one-minute introduction.

Photo Courtesy –

Jesus reveals the destruction of Jerusalem as a sign of the end of the ages. With images similar to those in Revelation, he describes the mounting power of evil. The descriptions of the explosions of evil serve to awaken in the faithful the yet greater power of God to triumph in the end.

Are there people and events in your life that are coming against you with strength similar to what Jesus outlines? The overwhelming power of these energies only serves to scream out all the more that your redemption is near.

Once again, it is a matter of things getting worse before they get better. You have models for prayer this week—Zechariah, Solomon, David and John. They heighten awareness that the Holy Spirit is praying in you and working out the victory.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
You will come in great glory.v.27
The Kingdom of God is near. v. 31
Heaven and earth are passing. v. 33
Your words will not pass away. v. 33

Click or touch the image
for the version for children and families.

This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
We read the Gospel of Luke.

Scripture Recordings in over 700 languages!
Faith Comes By Hearing

Audio Bible App from

The Firestarters and readings are posted in the timezone UTC+12, so that they are available in New Zealand and other regions near the International Date Line.