In March 1942 General Douglas MacArthur departed Corregidor, a tiny fortified island in Manila Bay, the Philippines for Australia. He left behind disheartened troops saddened at his departure. However, upon arrival in Australia General MacArthur made his famous promise “I shall return.” MacArthur kept his promise and returned victoriously in October 1944. Roughly 2000 years ago another group of disheartened men gathered around their departing general. Before leaving He also promised He would return victoriously. We often think of the return of Christ from our point of view. This sermon examines Christ’s return from His point of view!
Randy D’Alessandro served as pastor for the United Church of God congregations in Chicago, Illinois, and Beloit, Wisconsin, from 2016-2021. Randy previously served in Raleigh, North Carolina (1984-1989); Cookeville, Tennessee (1989-1993); Parkersburg, West Virginia (1993-1997); Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan (1997-2016).