Archive for the ‘10 – Study of Last Things (Eschatology)’ Category

The Apostles Try to Obey Prophecy by Replacing Judas #1 – Timeline (Acts 1:12-26)

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Jesus has ascended. The apostles return to Jerusalem to wait as directed. Peter attempts to fulfill prophecy by orchestrating the selection of a replacement for Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, and who took his own life. In this study, we work through the chronology of this event. In the next week or two, we will examine some of the necessary questions more closely. Prophecy is certain; our trying to fulfill it is not.

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The Spectacle of Jesus’ Ascension and the Promise of His Return (Acts 1:9-11)

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

When Jesus finished talking to the 11 apostles on Mt Olivet, He was lifted up into the sky and disappeared out of their sight. The apostles just stand and stare, until they are spoken to by two angels, who ask them why they stand and stare. The angels then issue a promise that Jesus will come back in the same way, bodily and visibly – a truth that is core to Christian belief.

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Jesus Gives His Final Words to His Apostles: NOT YOURS (Acts 1:6-7)

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

God has not given us access to all information. He has given us the information we need for life and godliness. In Acts 1:6, the apostles ask if Jesus is going to restore the kingdom to Israel. Jesus replies by saying that information regarding times and seasons is something God has not given to us. Jesus’ response also teaches us about the kingdom that will certainly be restored to Israel.

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Christmas from GOD’S Point of View

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

It is worth observing that God emphasizes elements of Jesus’ coming that we often do not during this season. God also does not emphasize many things that we do emphasize. In this passage, Philippians 2:1-11, we see that God highlights Jesus’ humble sacrifice, death, and ultimate exaltation and mandate of worship, not his infancy. Regarding Jesus’ coming at “Christmas,” what do you emphasize?

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Jesus Is Presented as Messiah King (Luke 19:29-40)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Jesus Is Presented as Messiah King (Luke 19:29-40)

An event which in our day is called “Palm Sunday,” Jesus instructs a couple of His followers to do something rather strange: “Gotoo a village and get a colt that is tied up there.” In a fairly brief account, the details given are clear. Jesus presents Himself as the Messiah, the One promised of God throughout the Old Testament. How do Jesus’ followers react? How do religious leaders react? We find the answer to both questions. We also find seven lessons we ourselves can learn from this account. Have YOU acknowledged Jesus as the One God promised?

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5 “Looks” of Communion (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

5 “Looks” of Communion (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)
Communion (sometimes called “The Lord’s Table”) is more than a tack-on at the end of a service. Communion, as Jesus instituted, is intended to remind us regularly of several truths, and to have us measure ourselves by these truths. In this study, we will highlight 5 focuses or “looks” that Jesus intended for us to take each time we participate in communion. With these 5 looks, we offer 10 questions to ask oneself to help prompt us as we examine these focuses.

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Jesus Teaches and Warns About His Second Coming (Luke 17:20-37)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Jesus Teaches and Warns About His Second Coming (Luke 17:20-37)

Jesus answers a question of the Pharisees about the timing of the kingdom of God and then teaches and warns the disciples regarding his Second Coming. Jesus warns His disciples about what to look for when He returns, and how to avoid false reports of His return. Jesus likens the time of His Second Coming to the days of Noah and to the days of Lot. What does this mean, and when will this happen? How will this encourage us to share the Gospel with others? Understand, everyone will know the real Jesus when He returns to earth a second time.

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Jesus Illustrates Your Two After-Death Possibilities (Luke 16:19-31)

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jesus Illustrates Your Two After-Death Possibilities (Luke 16:19-31)

Jesus compares two men of very contrasting living conditions. One man is very rich and lives lavishly in luxury. The other man, a very poor man named Lazarus, has nothing – not even his health. Both men die, but end up in two entirely opposite ends. The rich man finds himself in Hades in incredible pain, and Lazarus is in comfort next to Abraham. Jesus focuses primarily on the rich man and his urgent pleas in the midst of his suffering. Jesus also highlights the extreme importance of responding to the Word of God in this life. What will YOU wake up to when you die?

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What Does the Bible Say About Hell? (Part 2): Lake of Fire – Rev 20:11-15

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

All unbelievers throughout all time will be brought before a Judge on a Great White Throne. Each of them will be judged by their works, and be cast into the Lake of Fire, which the Bible calls the Second Death.

What Does the Bible Say About Hell? (Part 1): Hades – Luke 16:19-31

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

What happens to someone who rejects God? Jesus tells of a specific example in Luke 16:19-31. He shares about a rich man and a man named Lazarus. The former was an unbeliever, and Lazarus a believer. The rich man woke up in incredible suffering.