Alpha and Omega

A Sermon on Christ’s Second Coming


Key Text: John 14:1-3



Some years ago, my wife and I, together with our then three months old daughter got stranded overnight in one of Zimbabwe’s national parks. It was not only an inconvenient but also a scary experience. The following day, I had to walk for kilometres to find help. I had to leave my terrified wife and daughter in the car. It was a stressful situation. I have never felt more vulnerable in my life. In the end, I got help and we were rescued. Thinking about that experience, I think of the Church, the bride of Christ left in this world down here below. We all hope and yearn for Christ’s return according to His promise (John 14:1-3). One day, He’ll surely return to rescue His bride. That is the hope of the ages. Jesus assures the embattled Church in the Book of Revelation that He is coming again and that He is the Alpha and the Omega.


  • Jesus is the Alpha & Omega (Rev. 22:12, 13; 1:8, 17-18)
  • Alpha is the first letter of the Greek Alphabet as Omega is the last.
  • Whatever we may go through, Jesus is the first and will also be last
  • He began all things and He will end all things
  • Whatever other situations we go through in this life are just like the letters of the Greek alphabet between alpha and omega.
  • Revelation & Genesis
  • There is a special relationship between the books of Genesis and Revelation
  • Genesis anticipates Revelation; just as Revelation presupposes Genesis!
  • This special relationship is best seen in the first two chapters of the Bible (Gen. 1 and 2) and the last two chapters of the Bible (Rev. 21 and 22).
  • There is no sin, suffering and death the first two (alpha) chapters of the Bible as well as in the last two (omega).
  • The same God who brought the world (and our lives) into existence, will also have the final say.
  • Satan, sin, and all of life’s problems came into the world in the 3rd chapter of the Bible (Gen. 3) and, interestingly, they also exit in the third chapter before the end of the Bible (Rev. 20)!
  • Revelation 21 is like a reset chapter. The world ends as it began, with no sin, pain, suffering and death.
  • Jesus will have the final say about the world and about your life.


  • Is it your desire to entrust your life to Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, while waiting for His soon return?
  • Do you desire to have staying power, through the ups and downs of life, until Jesus returns to take us home?
  • Are you baptized as a public confession of your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? Or, is it your desire to be so baptized?
  • Please let us know your decision.


Prayer: Lord Jesus, I thank you because you are the beginning and the end. No matter how bad things may become both in the world and in my life, I know you will be with me until the end. May this assurance carry me through life’s ups and downs until you come again. Amen.

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