Sun, Apr 28, 2019

I Am Coming Again!

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I am coming again! Jn 14.1-6 Outline

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Background: ancient Jewish ______­__________ . Jesus’ followers were troubled because he was returning to heaven (Jn 14:1).

Key point: Jesus is preparing heaven for us, and us for _______________ . Jesus is our groom; we are his bride (Eph 5:25-32).

Three phases of the ancient wedding prepare us for heaven today:

  1. The engagement or ______________________ . (Gen 24; Mt 1:18-25; Jn 7:37-39; Eph 1:4; 1 Pet 1:18-19; 1 Cor 11:23-32)

We must be a pure bride! (2 Cor 11:2-3)

  1. The ceremony or consummation (nissuin meaning “to take”). (Mt 25:1-15; Jn 14:2-3; 1 Cor 15:51-53; 1 Thes 4:15-18; 1 Jn 3:1-2)

       

    _____________                     |                             Second Coming

 

Resource: Can We Still Believe in the Rapture? by Hindson and Hitchcock (Harvest House 2018)

Though trials are common to us, Jesus’ bride is not subject to God’s ______________ .       (Lk 21:36; 1 Thes 1:10; 5:9-11; Rev 3:10)

  • This week, I will encourage __________________ .
  • We must be alert, engaged in holy service and witness. (Mt 24:42-44; 1 Cor 1:7-8; Ti 2:13-14; Heb 9:28; 10:37; Jas 5:7-9; 1 Jn 2:28-29; Rev 3:11)
  • We will be rewarded by Jesus. (Ro 14:10-12; 1 Cor 3:10-15; 2 Cor 5:10)
  1. The supper or celebration. (Col 3:4; Ju 14; Rev 19:6-9, 13-14)

Peter’s warning: skeptics will come. (2 Pet 3:3-9)

Be _______________ !

Come to Jesus (Jn 14:4-6); He is coming soon for us! (Rev 22:12, 17)

 

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