What the Bible Says About the Rapture

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 The “rapture” is a popular doctrine among “Christian” denominations. The word “rapture” is not used in the Bible, but the term is derived from a word that is. We need to understand the “rapture” in a way that is in harmony with the Bible, not the way the religious world generally […]

Living in View of Christ’s Return

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 The second coming of Christ is a recurrent theme in Paul’s letters to Thessalonica. The Holy Spirit wanted these brethren to keep this event in their minds as they went through life. These letters have been preserved for us for the same reason. Understanding the reality of the Lord’s return, what […]

When Will the Lord Return?

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 The Scriptures do not provide us with a date for the Lord’s return. Nor are we given signs to look for that will signal that His return is approaching. But the New Testament does provide us with a description for when the Lord will return. This lesson will seek to answer […]

Why the Interest in Judgment Day Predictions?

Text: Matthew 24:36 They Want to Know What God Knows This is how the first sin was committed — Eve wanted to have knowledge that was exclusive to God (Genesis 3:1-6) We need to be content with what God has revealed (Deuteronomy 29:29) God has given us everything pertaining to life & godliness (2 Peter […]

Problems with Premillennialism

Premillennialism says: Jesus Failed – Colossians 2:9 The Church was an Afterthought – Ephesians 3:10-11 The Church & Kingdom are Distinct from Each Other – Matthew 16:18-19 Prophecies went Unfulfilled – Deuteronomy 18:20-22 Symbolic Language is Literal – Revelation 20:4-6 The Kingdom is Physical in Nature – John 18:36 We Are Looking Forward to a […]

Redefining Terms – The End of the World

The Anti-Christ – 1 John 2:18 The Last Days – Hebrews 1:1-2 The Rapture – 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Armageddon – Revelation 16:16

Living in View of Christ’s Return

Theme from 1&2 Thessalonians Spread the gospel – 1 Thessalonians 1:8 Endure persecution – 1 Thessalonians 2:14 Stand firm – 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Live holy lives – 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Eagerly wait for the Lord’s return – 1 Thessalonians 1:10