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2 Peter 3:10-13 (NIV)
10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
11Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.

I. Introduction:

Illust.: What Would You Do Before the End of the World - Eat Junk Food?
Source: Yahoo News, October 11, 2007
An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes?
Not surprisingly, the majority of Britons questioned in a survey -- 54 percent -- said they would like to spend it either with or on the phone to their loved ones.
But the survey revealed a strong hedonistic streak -- 13 percent would sit back, accept the inevitable and reach for a glass of champagne. Sex appealed 9 percent while just 3 percent would turn to prayer. 2 percent intriguingly said they would reach for some fatty food while another 2 percent decided, with just an hour's life to go, that it was time to start looting.
Well, the Bible says that knowing the end is near we should live a holy lifestyle.

2 Peter 3:11 – Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

II. Expect The Day of the Lord: What Next –Ready At The End of the Age

A .     A Sudden Appearance

B.      A Catastrophic Event

III. Live The Life of Holiness: What Now – Ready In The Present Age*

A . Living In A Material World

B. Living A Holy Life

C. Living In Anticipation

IV. Trust The Promise of God: What’s New – Ready For The Coming Age*

A . The Old World Destroyed: Getting Hot

B. The New World Promised: Going Home

V. Conclusion:

Live as though today were your last, not clinging to a world that is passing, but living as residents of the new heavens and the new earth.

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