LAST DAYS

{THE FINAL ERA}

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{LAST DAYS DAWNED IN JESUS}
  1. Pentecost and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days – Acts 2:14-21)
  2. In the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the “last days,” just as prophesied by Joel)
  3. The Ends of the Ages - {PDF Copy} - (In Christ, one era arrived at its intended endpoint and another commenced)
  4. The Last Hour - {PDF Copy} - (False teachers infiltrating the church constitute unequivocal evidence that we are living in the “last days”)
  5. Order of Final Events - {PDF Copy} - (In presenting his arguments for the necessity of the resurrection, Paul lays out several events that occur prior to or at the arrival of Jesus)
  6. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Paul anchors all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age)
  7. Upon these Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The era of the Levitical priesthood terminated with the superior “word” revealed by God in His Son)
{SIGNS AND SEASONS}
  1. The Sign - {PDF Copy} - (According to Jesus. the end will not come until this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations)
  2. Paul, Signs, and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle reaffirmed that the Son of Man will arrive unexpectedly "like a thief in the night")
  3. Concerning Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul did not detail “times and seasons” since the Thessalonians understood that the Lord is coming “like a thief in the night)
  4. Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (An analogy from the ancient past to illustrate the need to remain ever-ready for the sudden return of Jesus)
  5. Deceivers and False Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warns us of coming false prophets, deceivers who will mislead many and disseminate false information about the future)
  6. Repeated Warnings - {PDF Copy} - (On Olivet, Jesus reiterated key information that is necessary for his followers to avoid being misled by deceivers)
  7. Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified? - {PDF Copy} - (Claims that the Church will reap a great harvest of souls through displays of mighty "signs and wonders" do not square with Scripture)
  8. Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they must flee Jerusalem)
  9. Knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus command us to know the signs and seasons that will signal his soon arrival?)
  10. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31 - Biblical usage of this generation consistently applies the phrase to the generation that was alive at the time it was uttered)
{HIS RETURN}
  1. His Parousia - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and the final judgment)
  2. Crown of Glory - {PDF Copy} - (If the Thessalonians continue to emulate the apostolic example, they will receive the crown of glory at the arrival of Jesus)
  3. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be found holy and blameless on the day when Jesus arrives in glory)
  4. Meeting Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassures the Thessalonians regarding the participation of dead saints in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  5. Sorrow Not - {PDF Copy} - (Foundational to the hope of the church is the bodily resurrection of believers that will take place when Jesus arrives from heaven)
  6. The Redemption of our Body - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation since both are integral to the promised redemption)
  7. Redemption, not Abandonment - {PDF Copy} - (At the heart of Christian salvation is the future resurrection at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new creation)
  8. Hastening the Day - {PDF Copy} - (In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives)
  9. Rescuing Us From Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Even now, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the coming “wrath” that the unrighteous will receive when he arrives in glory)
  10. Just Judgment - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean vindication and “rest” for the righteous, but everlasting loss for the wicked)
  11. Resurrection and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, the future resurrection and the New Creation as inextricably linked)
  12. 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)
  13. Day of Visitation - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorted Christians to persevere in suffering and to live holy lives in the knowledge of the impending “day of visitation)
  14. The Death of Death - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean the termination of the Last Enemy - Death)
  15. The Day of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (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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