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Deeper the return of the king - mar 13, 2011

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Deeper the return of the king - mar 13, 2011

  1. 1. Matthew 24:3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount ofOlives, the disciples came to himprivately. “Tell us,” they said, “whenwill this happen, and what will be thesign of your coming and of the end ofthe age?”
  2. 2. Matthew 24:6-8You will hear of wars and rumors ofwars, but see to it that you are notalarmed. Such things must happen, butthe end is still to come. Nation will riseagainst nation, and kingdom againstkingdom. There will be famines andearthquakes in various places. Allthese are the beginning of birth pains.
  3. 3. Matthew 24:36No one knows about that day orhour, not even the angels in heaven,nor the Son, but only the Father.
  4. 4. Harold CampingSecond Coming: May 21, 2011!
  5. 5. The Scripture doesnot give us a datefor the return ofJesus, but it doesgive us plenty ofassurance thatJesus will indeedreturn one day!
  6. 6. The Apostles’ Creed From there He shall come tojudge the living and the dead
  7. 7. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!
  8. 8. The HeidelbergCatechism (1563) 129 questions and answers 52 Lord’s Day Readings
  9. 9. The Good NewsWe AlmostForgot:Rediscoveringthe Gospel in a16 th CenturyCatechism byKevin DeYoung.
  10. 10. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget! The Return of the King
  11. 11. Stats from the Bible concerning thereturn of Christ (or the end times):Mentioned in one out of every 30 verses in the BibleMentioned in 23 of the 27 NT books8 times as many prophecies refer to the second advent as to Christ’s first advent
  12. 12. From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead1. Jesus will return2. Jesus will judge
  13. 13. Acts 1:9After he said this, he was taken upbefore their very eyes, and a cloud hidhim from their sight.
  14. 14. Acts 1:10-11They were looking intently up into thesky as he was going, when suddenlytwo men dressed in white stoodbeside them. “Men of Galilee,” theysaid, “why do you stand here lookinginto the sky? This same Jesus, who hasbeen taken from you into heaven, willcome back in the same way you haveseen him go into heaven.”
  15. 15. Matthew 24:30At that time the sign of the Son ofMan will appear in the sky, and all thenations of the earth will mourn. Theywill see the Son of Man coming onthe clouds of the sky, with power andgreat glory.
  16. 16. John 14:3And if I go and prepare a place for you,I will come back and take you to bewith me that you also may be where Iam.
  17. 17. Philippians 3:20But our citizenship is in heaven. Andwe eagerly await a Savior from there,the Lord Jesus Christ.Titus 2:13While we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of ourgreat God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  18. 18. 1 Thessalonians 4:16For the Lord himself will come downfrom heaven, with a loud command,with the voice of the archangel and withthe trumpet call of God, and the dead inChrist will rise first.
  19. 19. 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18After that, we who are still alive andare left will be caught up togetherwith them in the clouds to meet theLord in the air. And so we will be withthe Lord forever. Therefore encourageone another with these words.
  20. 20. 2 Peter 3:8-9But do not forget this one thing, dearfriends: With the Lord a day is like athousand years, and a thousand yearsare like a day. The Lord is not slow inkeeping his promise, as someunderstand slowness. Instead he ispatient with you, not wanting anyoneto perish, but everyone to come torepentance.
  21. 21. 2 Peter 3:10aBut the day of the Lord will come likea thief.1 John 3:2But we know that when Christappears, we shall be like him, for weshall see him as he is.
  22. 22. Revelation 1:7Look, he is coming with the clouds,and every eye will see him, even thosewho pierced him; and all the peoplesof the earth will mourn because ofhim. So shall it be! Amen.
  23. 23. Revelation 22:20He who testifies to these things says,“Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen.Come, Lord Jesus.
  24. 24. In light of the certainty of Christ’s return – take heart! Be encouraged! Evil does not have the upper hand. Jesus will indeedreturn and put an end of all that is wrong and affirm all that is right!
  25. 25. From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead1. Jesus will return2. Jesus will judge
  26. 26. Acts 17:31For he has set a day when he willjudge the world with justice by theman he has appointed. He has givenproof of this to everyone by raisinghim from the dead.
  27. 27. John 5:22Moreover, the Father judges no one,but has entrusted all judgment tothe Son.
  28. 28. Revelation 20:11-12aThen I saw a great white throne andhim who was seated on it. The earthand the heavens fled from hispresence, and there was no place forthem. And I saw the dead, great andsmall, standing before the throne, andbooks were opened. Another bookwas opened, which is the book of life.
  29. 29. Revelation 20:12b-13The dead were judged according towhat they had done as recorded in thebooks. The sea gave up the dead thatwere in it, and death and Hades gaveup the dead that were in them, andeach person was judged according towhat they had done.
  30. 30. Revelation 20:14-15Then death and Hades were throwninto the lake of fire. The lake of fire isthe second death. Anyone whosename was not found written in thebook of life was thrown into thelake of fire.
  31. 31. Revelation 20:14-15Then death and Hades were throwninto the lake of fire. The lake of fire isthe second death. Anyone whosename was not found written in thebook of life was thrown into thelake of fire.
  32. 32. Embrace by faith the Gospel!Admit sin and rebellion against GodBelieve Jesus died to pay the penalty of your sin … and he now lives!Commit your life to Jesus . . .
  33. 33. 2 Corinthians 5:10For we must all appear before thejudgment seat of Christ, that eachone may receive what is due him forthe things done while in the body,whether good or bad.
  34. 34. Romans 8:1Therefore, there is now nocondemnation for those who are inChrist Jesus.Romans 3:24We are justified freely by his gracethrough the redemption that came byChrist Jesus.
  35. 35. 1 Corinthians 3:10-11By the grace God has given me, I laid afoundation as a wise builder, andsomeone else is building on it. Buteach one should build with care. Forno one can lay any foundation otherthan the one already laid, which isJesus Christ.
  36. 36. 1 Corinthians 3:12-13If anyone builds on this foundationusing gold, silver, costly stones, wood,hay or straw, their work will be shownfor what it is, because the Day willbring it to light. It will be revealedwith fire, and the fire will test thequality of each person’s work.
  37. 37. 1 Corinthians 3:14-15If what has been built survives, thebuilder will receive a reward. If it isburned up, the builder will suffer lossbut yet will be saved—even thoughonly as one escaping through theflames.
  38. 38. 1988 SummerBen Johnson Olympics
  39. 39. "Now I have another hour to Ignatius answer for."Student of the Apostle John
  40. 40. As followers of Jesus Christ, we will have to answer to him for how we live our lives asChristians. Allow this thought to motivate you to live a holy and God-honoring life!
  41. 41. 1 John 2:28And now, dear children, continue inhim, so that when he appears we maybe confident and unashamed beforehim at his coming.
  42. 42. As followers of Jesus Christ, we will have to answer to him for how we live our lives asChristians. Allow this thought to motivate you to live a holy and God-honoring life!
  43. 43. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!April 10th - The Holy Spirit Question 53 Lord’s Day Reading #20

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