Last Days

"You have heard that antichrist is coming, even now have there arisen many antichrists whereby we know that it is the last hour."

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  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. 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)
  3. The Ends of the Ages - {PDF Copy} - (In Christ, one era arrived at its intended endpoint and another commenced)
  4. Last Days in  John - {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 anchored 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)
  1. Definitive Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that 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 Tumults - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:5-13 - The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who will deceive many with false expectations about the end)
  6. Repeated Warnings - {PDF Copy} - (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)
  1. Summary of His Arrival - {PDF Copy} - (A summary of the terms used for the return of Jesus at the end of the age)
  2. Crown of Boasting - {PDF Copy} - (If the Thessalonians emulate the apostolic example, they will receive the “crown of glory” at Christ's return – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20)
  3. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Believers must persevere in afflictions and pursue love so they may stand blameless in holiness when Jesus returns)
  4. Meeting Jesus in the Air - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  5. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope - {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 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)
  7. Redemption, not Abandonment - {PDF Copy} - (At the heart of Christian hope is the future resurrection of the saints at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new heavens and the new earth)
  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 - 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10)
  11. Resurrection and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, the future resurrection and the New Creation as inextricably linked)
  12. Definitive Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared, definitively, that the end will not come until this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations)
  13. Day of Christ in Corinth - {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)
  14. Day of Visitation - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorted Christians to persevere in sufferings and to live holy lives in the knowledge of the impending “day of visitation)
  15. Death - The Last Enemy - {PDF Copy} - (Paul defends the bodily resurrection and links it and the cessation of death to the coming of Jesus)

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