His Return

{THE ARRIVAL OF JESUS IN GLORY}
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  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. New Creation and the Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:3-12The Parousia of Jesus ushers in the Day of the Lord, final judgment, and the New Creation)
  3. 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)
  4. 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")
  5. 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”)
  6. Know the "Times and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus command us to know the signs and seasons that will precede his return in glory?)
  7. The Order of Final Events - {PDF Copy} - (1 Corinthians 15:20-28In 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. Millennialism - The Parousia Problem - {PDF Copy} - (The Parousia of Jesus is an event of such finality as described in the New Testament that it leaves no room for a subsequent interim period in which sin and death continue)
  9. 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)
  10. Rescuing us from the coming wrath - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 - The processes of rescue and wrath both continue until the coming of Jesus)
  11. The Crown of Glory - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 2:19 - Paul looks forward to receiving a “crown of glory” at the return of Jesus, the salvation of faithful believers from Thessalonica)
  12. Unblameable Before Him - {PDF Copy} - (An exposition of 1 Thessalonians 3:13)
  13. 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)
  14. The Last Enemy, Death - {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)
  15. "As in 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)
  16. The Revelation of Jesus from Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - The Parousia of Jesus means vindication for some but destruction for others)
  17. Rapture or Resurrection? - {PDF Copy} - (The “Rapture” is an interpretation of passages that originally concerned the future resurrection of the dead. The term is not found in the New Testament)
  18. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. 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”)
Elk Falls, Photo by Ariana Kaminski on Unsplash
Elk Falls, Campbell River, British Columbia, Photo by Ariana Kaminski on Unsplash

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