Return and Resurrection

The hitchhikers guide to life, death and everything after

Reading: Mark 13:21-37 and 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18

Key Verse: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Christianity is not about escaping but rather about renewing. Sin came into the world and corrupted that which previously had been perfect. Upon Jesus return sinners and everything related to sin will be destroyed in fire and banished as God re-creates a new heaven and new earth.

Unlike when Jesus became incarnate and live as lowly humble servant, on his second coming return to this earth, Jesus will display his full majesty. Do not gamble with your lives, there is much more to come after death.

Sermon Points:
A: Jesus’ return
1: Jesus’ return is sure
2: Jesus’ return will be sudden
2.1 be watchful – be alert
3: Jesus’ return will be seen
4: Jesus’ return is sought after

B: Bodily Resurrection

Series: The Hitchhikers Guide to Life, Death and Everything After

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Noon Service, 08 June 2014

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