Last Days

{THE FINAL ERA}

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{LAST DAYS DAWNED IN JESUS}
  1. The Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The Last Days, the Age of Fulfillment, began with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son of God)
  2. This Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (The death of Jesus inaugurated the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people)
  3. In the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, just as prophesied by the Prophet Joel – Acts 2:17-21)
  4. The Ends of the Ages - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul linked the commencement of the Last Days to the death and resurrection of Jesus, the hinge on which History has turned)
  5. Pentecost and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, the era of salvation and fulfillment)
  6. The False One(s!) - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers in the Assembly demonstrates that the period of the Last Days is underway)
  7. Final Events - {PDF Copy} - (In explaining the future resurrection, Paul lists key events that will precede or coincide with the arrival of Jesus at the end of the age)
  8. Fullness of Time - {PDF Copy} - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point, the Fullness of Time when Jesus redeemed those who were under the Law)

{SIGNS AND SEASONS}
  1. The Final Sign - {PDF Copy} - (According to Jesus. the End will not come until this Gospel of the Kingdom of God has been proclaimed to all nations – Matthew 24:14)
  2. Times, Signs, and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul does not detail the times and seasons since the Thessalonians understand that the Lord will come like a thief in the night – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
  3. Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Just as unprepared men were destroyed by the Flood, so unrepentant men and apostates will be overtaken by destruction when Jesus arrives)
  4. Deceivers and Catastrophes - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warns us of coming false prophets, deceivers who will mislead many and disseminate false information about the future)
  5. His Repeated Warning - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus stressed critical information that is vital for his disciples if they wish to avoid deception by false prophets and other deceivers)
  6. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the Abomination of Desolation standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem without delay)
  7. Knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Instead of calculating times and seasons, followers of Jesus must always be prepared for his sudden arrival)
  8. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (The generation contemporary with Jesus witnessed the events predicted by him that culminated in the Temple’s destruction – Mark 13:28-31)
  9. The Final Day - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the age to come, the resurrection of the dead, and the New Creation)
  10. The Final Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the True and Final Sanctuary in which the glory of Yahweh dwells, the substance foreshadowed by the ancient Temple – John 2:13-22)
  11. Howling Imposters - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament warns repeatedly of coming deceivers and false prophets who will cause many disciples to depart from the faith)

{HIS RETURN}
  1. His Return - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and the final judgment)
  2. Resurrection and Redemption - {PDF Copy} - (Salvation includes the resurrection of the saints and the New Creation, both of which will occur when Jesus arrives from Heaven)
  3. Crown of Glory - {PDF Copy} - (If the Thessalonians continue to emulate the apostolic example, they will receive the Crown of Glory when Jesus arrives from Heaven – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20)
  4. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be found holy and blameless on the day when Jesus arrives in glory – 1 Thessalonians 3:13)
  5. Meeting Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul responded to concerns about the dead in Christ by pointing to the resurrection that will occur when Jesus arrives from Heaven – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  6. Sorrow Not - {PDF Copy} - (Foundational to the believer’s future hope is the bodily resurrection of the righteous dead when Jesus arrives in glory)
  7. The Redemption of our Body - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation, and both events are part of the promised redemption – Romans 8:1-23)
  8. Redemption, not Abandonment - {PDF Copy} - (Salvation includes the bodily resurrection and the New Creation that will take place at the arrival of Jesus)
  9. Jesus is not Late! - {PDF Copy} - (The apparent delay in Christ’s coming is due to God’s mercy as He waits patiently for the Gospel of His Kingdom to reach all men)
  10. Just Judgment - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean vindication and rest for the righteous, but everlasting loss for the wicked)
  11. Day of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus will be the Day of the Lord when the dead are raised, the wicked are judged, and death will cease)
  12. The Day of Visitation - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorts his congregations to persevere in trials and live holy lives in the knowledge of the coming day of visitation)
  13. The Death of Death - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean the termination of the Last Enemy, namely, Death)
  14. The Day of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, the Day of Wrath is coming when the wicked will pay the ultimate price for their disobedience to God – Romans 2:5)

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