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Lent 2024: What Time Is It? by Sis. Joan W. Oxendine


Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, Where is this “coming” he promised?  Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of the water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same work the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgement and destruction of the ungodly. But do not forget this one thing, dear friends.  With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

2 Peter 3: 3-8


March 9, 2024

What Time Is It?

So, what shall we say about the second coming of the Lord. “You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God.”  2 Peter 3: 11b-12.

“Since you are looking forward to this, make every effort  to be found spotless.” 2 Peter 3:14

“Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” Matthew 25:13

 Sister Joan W. Oxendine

Steward Emeritus

Sarah Allen Missionary Society


Prayer: Dear God, help us to do the right thing in all that we do.  Let us be peace makers and bring joy to our fellow citizens.  Help us to be examples of Christ.  In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.




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