THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS
1. Acts 1:9-11- The angels
promised the return of Jesus.
2. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10- He will come
with great power.
THEME- Jesus promised
His disciples that He would come again.
Angels announced at Jesus ascension into heaven that He would come
again in the clouds. When Jesus
comes back, every eye shall see Him, and the heavens and earth will melt
with a fervent heat. But we look
for a new place where righteousness dwells, and we shall be in the presence
of God forever.
1. Jesus' return is promised in
a. Angels promised
His return, Acts 1:9-11
b. Jesus promised to
return, Rev 22:20.
c. No one knows the
time of His second coming, 1 Thes 5:1-11; Mat 24:36-44.
d. The day of the
Lord will come as a thief, 2 Pet 3:1-10.
2. Characteristics of His second
a. He will come with
a shout, with the voice of an archangel, 1 Thes 4:16.
b. He will come with
great power, 2 Thes 1:7-10; 2 Pet 3:10.
c. The dead will be
raised, John 5:26-29; 1 Cor 15:55-58.
d. He will bring
judgment and vengeance for the wicked, 2 Thes 4:13-18.
e. He will bring
salvation and comfort to His people, 1 Thes 4:13-18.
3. All Christian should be
waiting for His coming.
a. He will deliver
us from the wrath to come, 1 Thes 1:10;
b. He will give us a
new body, Phil 3:20-21.
c. He will give us
the fullness of salvation, Heb 9:27-28.
d. He will fulfill
our hope, Titus 2:11-13.
e. He will
accomplish a glad reunion, 1 Thes 4:13-17.
1. The hope of Jesus' return
should help us in our lives:
a. To keep from
loving this world, Phil 3:20; 2 Pet 3:14; 1 John 2:15-17.
b. To remain
steadfast and unmovable, 1 Cor 15:58; Heb 3:12-19; 4:1-11.
c. To comfort,
exhort, and build up, 1 Thes 4:18; 5:11; Phil 2:1-4, 16.
d. To be prepared as
sons of light, 1 Thes 5:4-10; Mark 13:32-37; Phil 3:20-21
2. The knowledge that the
physical world will be burned up should help us to put
spiritual things first in our lives, and should increase
our trust in God's grace,
2 Pet 3:11-18; John 1:16-17; Rom 5:1-2.
3.Knowing our treasure is in
heaven will make us trust spiritual values in our
lives, Mat 6:19-34; 19:21; Luke 6:22-23; 1 Pet 1:4.
4. We should use our physical
resources to make friends for eternity,
Luke 16:9; Proverbs 11:30.
5. When someone says they know
when Jesus is coming again, we should
know that person is a false prophet, 1 Thes 5:2; Mat 24:36;
2 Pet 3:10.
VERSES- 2 PETER 3:9-12