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The Return of the Lord, Part 1 (#895)

The Return of the Lord, Part 1 (#895)

Today we’ll begin looking at The Return of the Lord, this is a class I taught several years ago.  You can find it on the website, http://www.speakwordsorgrace.org (The Return of the Lord), where you’ll find not only the audio, but the class notes as well.  I’m going to follow those notes.  You are welcome to print out the notes and follow along, you can review the audio and notes ahead of time, wait until each Sunday teaching, or just approach it anyway you are comfortable.  There are a number of topics covered:

  • Where are the Dead?
  • Are the dead conscious?
  • Will they always be there?
  • Do Christians die or Perish?
  • Difficult verses
  • Jesus Christ’s first coming
  • Jesus Christ’s second coming
  • The Gathering Together
  • Heaven and paradise – When?
  • Summary
  • Chronology

We’ll go through all of these topics; although it is quite lot of material, we’ll cover each of the topics in bite size pieces.  You are welcome to go to the web site and check out the notes and the audio and review the audio from the class in advance and work this at your own pace and listen to each Sunday’s teaching.  If after this you still have questions, please e-mail me.   So that is the plan.

Let’s start with the first topic, Where are the dead.  Please turn to Genesis 3:17…

Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20160417.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Where are the dead?

Gen. 3:17-19               Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return (cf. Rom. 6:23)

Job 21:13                     They spend their days in wealth, in a moment go down to the grave (sheol)

Psalm 89:48                Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave (sheol – gravedom)?

John 3:13                     No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven

Acts 2:34                      David is not ascended into the heavens

Acts 13:36                   David…fell on sleep…and saw corruption

Are the dead conscious?

Job 14:14, 21               His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not (vs. 21)

Psalm 6:5                     In death there is no remembrance of thee

Psalm 115:17              The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence

Psalm 146:1-4             His breath goeth forth … In that very day his thoughts perish (vs. 4)

Eccl. 9:4-10                   Their memory is forgotten [E. W. Bullinger: their faculty of remembering ceases to exist] (vs. 5).  No knowledge in the grave (vs. 10)

Isa. 38:18                      For the grave (FOS metonymy – those in the grave) cannot praise thee

Will they always be there?

Job 19:25-27                In my flesh shall I see God (And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God – NLT, vs. 26). Reins be consumed (vs. 27) – heart faints.

Psalm 16:10                 Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (sheol)

Psalm 49:15                 God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave (sheol)

Acts 2:27, 31                His soul (part put for the whole) was not left in hell (hades – gravedom)

Heb. 9:27                      It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement

Do Christians die or perish?

John 3:16                     Whosoever believeth in him should not perish (Greek apollumi: be destroyed, abolished, put to an end), but have everlasting life

Teaching

895 – The Return of the Lord -Part1

New Focus: Christ Arose (#894)

New Focus: Christ Arose (#894)

This time of year we always like to take some time and talk about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it means to our salvation and our lives in general. And around the world, this time of year is a time we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and what it means to us.  So I thought we should take some time and look at the scriptures.  Let’s start in Luke chapter 24.

Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20160403.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Luke 24:1-8                 Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Acts 1:22                     A witness of his resurrection

Acts 4:33                     And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great grace was upon them all

Acts 17:16-21             He preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection

Acts 17:31-32             He hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.  And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked

Gal. 3:13                     Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law

Heb. 9:12                    By his own blood he obtained eternal redemption for us

Exod. 12:1-11             The Lord’s Passover

Mat. 8:16-17               Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses

Mat. 26:26-28             The cup and the bread

John 1:29                     Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world

I Cor. 5:7                     Christ our passover is sacrificed for us

I Cor. 10:16                 The cup and the bread

I Cor. 11:23-26           This do in remembrance of me

I Peter 2:24                 By whose stripes ye were healed

Teaching

894 – New Focus – Christ Arose