The Return of the Lord, Part 5 (#899)

The Return of the Lord, Part 5 (#899)
Here we are continuing in our class today on the return of the Lord, which we covered in several sessions already; four previous sessions on Sundays and we’ll have the fifth today.  All the recordings are on the website and you can also go back in hear the whole class in a continuous unit on the website that I taught several years ago.  So the class starts with the question: Where are the dead?  And the answer is simple, they have returned to dust.  And are the dead conscious? and the answer is no, when they die, their thoughts perish.  Will they always be there? No, everybody who has died will getup in the future.  The next topic was do Christians die or perish?  Because Jesus Christ said in John 3:16 whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life, that was said about Jesus Christ.  And to die means simply to fall asleep as it said, breathe your last breath; there many terms used for in the Bible and in modern society.  And when you die, your body returns to dust, your thoughts perish.  But then in the future you get up again, but some who get up again will go on to eternal life and  some will go on to what is called the second death and they will literally be abolished, they will cease to exist in any way.  And that’s what the word of the Scriptures means when it says perish.  So if the Lord tarries and does not return in our lifetimes, we will all die.  But none of us will perish, we’ll get up with new bodies and live eternally.  Are bodies will be changed.  So Christians do not perish.  Then we looked at some difficult verses, which people have used to claim that the dead are alive today and we found that in every case when you study the better translations in the context you find out that nobody whose died is alive today.  so now get into the next topic which is Jesus Christ first coming and the it’s important to know this because his first coming had many aspects to it not just one, of his second coming will have many aspects to it as well.  People often confuse the gathering together with the first resurrection with the second resurrection on but they’re distinct occurrences where different groups of people get up, and it’s very clear and simple once we read it in the Scriptures.  So we’ll get started today and see how far we get .  Jesus Christ first coming we start here in Matthew chapter 1 verse 18.
Taught by Bruce Mahone 20160711.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Jesus Christ’s First Coming
Mat. 1:18-20               Conceived by the Holy Ghost
Luke 2:6-7                   Born of Mary
Luke 2:21                    Circumcision, Taken to the Temple
Mat. 2:23                     Dwelt in Nazareth
Luke 2:42                    Taken to Jerusalem
Luke 4:14-21               Opened his Ministry in Nazareth
Luke 7:22-23               Brought Deliverance to God’s People
John 19:30                   Died on the Cross
Luke 24:1-9                 Raised from the Dead
Acts 1:9-11                 Ascended into Heaven
Jesus Christ’s Second Coming
Mat 24:3, 6                  What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world [age]
For all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet
The Gathering Together (Jesus Christ coming for his saints)
I Cor. 15:51-54           The dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed
I Thes. 1:1-10              To wait for his son from heaven
I Thes. 4:13-18            The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds (vss. 16-17)
II Thes. 2:1-4              vs. 1: our gathering together unto him

  1. 2: day of Christ – cf. I Cor. 1:4-8; Phil. 1:1-10; 2:14-16; I Thes. 5:1-5; II Peter 3:9-10 (willing – wishing, perish – apollumi); Rev. 1:9-10.

Man=s Day – I Cor. 4:1-5 (by myself – against myself)

  1. 3: falling away – departure

The Return of the Lord (#899)

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