His Return

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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. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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")
  7. 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”)
  8. Know the "Times and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus command us to know the signs and seasons that will precede his return in glory?)
  9. 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)
  10. The Parousia and the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (The note of finality in passages about the return of Jesus leaves no room for any interim period after his arrival)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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”)
  15. 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)
  16. "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)
Elk Falls, Photo by Ariana Kaminski on Unsplash
Elk Falls, Campbell River, British Columbia, Photo by Ariana Kaminski on Unsplash

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