Last Days

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  1. The Last Days in the Book of Acts - {PDF Copy} - (Joel 2:28-32 - The promised gift of the Spirit marked the commencement of the "last days")
  2. Doomsayers and Christian Angst - {PDF Copy} - (Scripture encourages Christians to exercise discernment of prophecies, visions, and dreams. Voices constantly warning of imminent disaster should not be taken at face value)
  3. Joel's Prophecy Applied in the New Testament - {PDF Copy} - (Several times the New Testament applies Joel's prophecies of the Spirit and the commencement of the "last days" to the outpouring of the Spirit on the church)
  4. Upon the Last of these Days - {PDF Copy} - (God has spoken His final word in His Son upon the "last of these days")
  5. The Apostle Paul and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (In Christ, one era arrived at its intended endpoint and another commenced)
  6. The Last Days according to John - {PDF Copy} - (False teachers infiltrating the church constitute unequivocal evidence that we are living in the “last days”)
  7. The 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)
  8. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:1-5 - Paul begins his letter on an apocalyptic note; in Jesus, the age to come has dawned)
  1. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - The "End" will not come until the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to all nations)
  2. Wars and Rumors of War - Signs of the End? - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warned disciples about coming deceivers and “false prophets” who would “deceive many,” especially about the future)
  3. Deceivers - The Sign of the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers in the church provides a clear sign that we are in the period known as the “last days” - 2 John 7-8)
  4. The Days of Noah - Normalcy or Chaos? - {PDF Copy} - (An analogy from the ancient past to illustrate the need to remain ever ready for the sudden return of Jesus)
  5. Deceivers, Tumults, and Opposition - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:5-13 - The Olivet Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who will deceive many with false expectations about the end of the age)
  6. Three Repeated Warnings of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Three specific warnings to disciples are repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help them avoid deception)
  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. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem)
  9. The Apostle Paul and the Signs of the Times - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle reaffirmed that the Son of Man will arrive unexpectedly "like a thief in the night")
  10. Know the "Times and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus command us to know the signs and seasons that will signal his soon arrival?)
  11. "This Generation" in the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Biblical usage of “this generation” consistently applies the phrase to the generation that was alive at the time it was uttered)
  1. The Single and Final Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Parousia of Jesus will be a singular and final event, both the righteous and the wicked)
  2. The Parousia of Jesus in Thessalonica - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians regarding the participation of dead saints in the Parousia of Jesus1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  3. Hastening the Day - {PDF Copy} - (The conduct of the church may “hasten the Day of the Lord.” In the interim, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day inevitably arrives – 2 Peter 3:3-14)
  4. Meeting Jesus in the Air - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  5. New Creation and the Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:3-12 - The Parousia of Jesus ushers in the Day of the Lord, final judgment, and the New Creation)
  6. The Finality of His Return at the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (The “coming” of Jesus produces the final judgment, the resurrection, the consummation of his kingdom, the cessation of death, ultimate victory over all his enemies, and the New Creation)
  7. Hastening the Day of the Lord - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:3-13 - Right Christian conduct could "hasten" the arrival of the "Day of the Lord")
  8. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - Jesus declared, definitively, that the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations”)
  9. The End of the Age - Parousia! - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus at the end of the present age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)
  10. Summary of the Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (A summary of the terms used for the return of Jesus at the end of the age)
  11. The Coming of Jesus in Corinth - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus means the Day of the Lord, the resurrection, the consummation of the kingdom, judgment, and the cessation of Death)
  12. The Revelation of Jesus in 1 Peter - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorts believers to persevere in trials and to live holy lives in light of the coming revelation of Jesus from heaven)
  13. The Coming of Jesus in the letters of John - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers in John's churches constituted evidence that Christians were living in the “last days”)
  14. Death - The Last Enemy - {PDF Copy} - (1 Corinthians 15:20-28 - Paul defends the bodily resurrection and links it and the cessation of death to the coming of Jesus)
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