The End Times series can be found HERE. In Part 2 of this series discusses the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming, and focuses on specific details of the Rapture.
THE RAPTURE SERMON SLIDES
THE RAPTURE V. SECOND COMING
The Rapture is the time Jesus returns to earth FOR His people.
Believers will meet Jesus in the air. (1 Thess. 4:17)
It will occur before the Tribulation period. (Rev. 3:10; 1 Thess. 5:9)
It’s the removal of believers from eart has an act of deliverance. (1 Thess. 4:13-17; 5:9-11)
It will be in secret and instant. (1 Corin. 15:50-54)
It is imminent, and could happen at any moment. (Titus 2:11-13; 1 Thess. 4:13-18)
The Second Coming is the time Jesus returns to earth WITH His people.
Believers return with the Lord to the earth. (Rev. 19:11-14)
It will occur after the Tribulation period. (Rev. 19:11-16)
It’s the removal of unbelievers from earth as an act of judgment. (Rev. 20:11-15)
It will be visible to the entire world. (Rev. 1:7; Matt. 24:29-30)
It will not occur until certain events happen. (Matt. 24:15-20; Rev. 6:18)
- God has made a way out; we must choose to take it.
- If, in the end, we have not chose Jesus, it will not matter what we have chosen instead.
THREE TRUTHS FROM JESUS ABOUT THE RAPTURE
TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS A GREAT SOURCE OF HOPE FOR US.
TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS FOR HIS CHURCH.
TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS AN INTENTIONAL RESCUE.
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR US TODAY?
- Our greatest comfort comes from knowing that God is in control.
- Our greatest compassion comes from telling other about God when lives are out of control.