There are many days when the moment my head hits my pillow the prayer that rises is, “You can come back any time now, Lord.” This is John’s sentiment found in Revelation 22:20 and the message of the song, “Even So Come” by Kristian Stanfill. This week we will explore a small part of what God’s Word says about Christ’s return.
Although, this is one of my favorite topics to explore, the most important question remains…will you be ready? I have created a one page “itinerary” to guide you through 1 Thessalonians where there is a reference to Christ’s return in EACH chapter!
On this episode I discuss:
- The longing we should have to see Jesus face-to-face
- What Jesus says of His return in Luke 17 – Luke 17:26-30
- The writers of the New Testament were in the last days…we are in the last seconds
- Life will be “business as usual” on the day Christ returns…and that will be the scoffers strongest argument – 2 Peter 3:3-4
- God’s timetable – 2 Peter 3:8-9 & Psalms 90:4
- Using cross references as a Bible interaction tool with the warning that they can lead to distraction!
- The meaning of the word “quickly” in the Greek when Jesus says, “Surely I come quickly” – Revelation 22:20
- God has already planned the day Christ will return because he declares the end from the beginning – Isaiah 46:9-10
- God has not kept Christ’s return a secret from us – Amos 3:7
- Although the day will come like a thief in the night, believers will not be surprised – 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:2 & 1 Thessalonians 5:4
- We won’t know the day or the hour, but we can know the seasons and the signs
- Every chapter in 1 Thessalonians mentions the return of Christ, so I created a free resource to guide you through that letter
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