Birth Pains - Part 1 (1 of 7) by Jeff Schreve

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Birth Pains - Part 1 (1 of 7)
Series: Living in the Last Days
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Matthew 24:1-8

Let's pray. Lord, we do praise You, and we thank You that all of creation is going to praise You forever and ever and ever, and You're worthy of all our praise. And I thank You, Lord that You are here and You delight in the praises of Your people. It's sweet aroma to You, and it's a sweet sound in Your ear. And, God, we know that You have a word from Your Word for our hearts. And, Lord, we know that You're coming again so soon, and we want to be ready, Lord. And we just want to welcome You, Lord. And we want our hearts to be right. Help our hearts to be good soil to receive from Your Word today. Lord, that all the stuff that we get involved in that really doesn't mean a hill of beans; Lord, that that would just fade away, and that You would just keep every heart with rapt attention on Your Word today as we study about the end times. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.

We'll be in Matthew chapter 24 today. I'm starting a new series of messages entitled, "Twenty-four: Living in the Last Day," from Matthew chapter 24.

Now I can remember a time in my life, one of the most special times in my life; really, it's one of the most special times in any couples' life. It's the time when you're getting ready to have a baby. And I think probably, maybe the most special time having a baby is when it's the first one, because everything is new.

And when Debbie and I got married in March of 1986, we were married about six months and she told me, she said, "Jeff, I just went to the doctor and he says I'm pregnant." And we were so excited.

And then we started to do all the things that you do. You know, she started going to the doctor and I remember hearing the heartbeat for the very first time, man that was exciting.

And then the ultrasound day came, and we could do the ultrasound and see the baby. And that was so cool. I mean, it's hard to tell what you're looking at, but ...

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