When will Christ return? What will His second coming be like? These are questions that have long intrigued most Christians. Yet in Matthew chapters 24 and 25 Jesus posed a deeper question: How will the second coming find you? Will you be prepared for His return? This month, join us for a powerful new series entitled “When Christ Returns.”
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I recently came across a quote regarding the Second Coming that frankly stopped me in my tracks…
“More space is given to the doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ, it is said, than to that of the atonement. Where the atonement is mentioned once, the Second Coming is referred to twice. Where the first coming of Christ is mentioned once, that of His Second Coming is mentioned 8 times. Of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament, all but four of them refer to it. One out of every 25 verses in the New Testament makes mention of the Second Coming. 50 times or more in the New Testament, we are exhorted to readiness for the realization of this blessed hope. Entire chapters, such as Matthew 24-25, Luke 21 and Mark 13 are devoted to this subject, as are whole books, such as I and II Thessalonians and Revelation. ...In the 216 chapters of the New Testament, it is said there are 318 references to this doctrine.”
Why did God give this particular teaching such emphasis? Join us this month to discover how an understanding of this future event can have a truly profound effect on your present life.