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					“He stilled a storm with one command.
He raised the dead with one proclamation.
He rerouted the history of the world with one life.”
                               Max Lucado
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Jesus…. He could          Jesus – our concepts of Him as
hold the universe in       a man often strive to keep Him
His palm but gave it       somewhat soft, more palatable,
 up to float in the        less fanatical and appealing to
 womb of a maiden          all!
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“Who is it you are            Questions to be considered:
looking for?”                   Has our concept of Jesus, the God man made
        Jesus in John 20         Him safe, sane and logical in our minds?
                                Is Jesus predictable?
                                Is Jesus offensive?
                                Have we “domesticated” Him in our thoughts &
                                How “Tame” Will The Return of Jesus
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                            The “Caught Up” aka “Rapture” Jesus
 To speak about the             ▪   1 Thess. 4:17 Greek word – “harpazo” = to seize, pluck/pull out by force
    enormity of the                               Latin word – "rapiemur" = rapture

  second coming of
Jesus, we must briefly      The Millennial reign of Jesus
  discuss 4 separate
  events of the end
  times to provide a        The Tribulation
look into the stage of
 events to which He         The return of Jesus to the earth
                             The most notable of theologians do not agree on the timing of
                                the end time events; I will not presume to tell you when,
                                only “that” these things will happen.
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Acts 1:11
                    He WILL return again
Hebrews 9:28        His purpose: to save

                 There are those who distort these facts and
                   deny the true purpose of the second
                   coming of Christ.
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Matt. 24:42-44           HIS COMING WILL BE SUDDEN:
                             "So be prepared, for you don't know what day your Lord is
                              coming. 43 "Just as a man can prevent trouble from thieves by
                              keeping watch for them, 44 so you can avoid trouble by always
                              being ready for my unannounced return. “

1 Thess. 5:1-2; 4-6      His coming will be expected by the followers
                          of Jesus:
                                “ When is all this going to happen? I really don't need to say
                              anything about that, dear brothers, 2 for you know perfectly
                              well that no one knows. That day of the Lord will come
                              unexpectedly, like a thief in the night…. 4 But, dear brothers,
                              you are not in the dark about these things, and you won't be
                              surprised as by a thief when that day of the Lord comes. 5 For
                              you are all children of the light and of the day, and do not belong
                              to darkness and night. 6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the
                              others. Watch for his return and stay sober.”
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Matt. 24:25-28      25 But I've given you fair warning. 26 "So if they say, 'Run
[The Message]        to the country and see him arrive!' or, 'Quick, get
                     downtown, see him come!' don't give them the time of
                     day. 27 The Arrival of the Son of Man isn't something
                     you go to see. He comes like swift lightning to you!
                     28 Whenever you see crowds gathering, think of carrion

                     vultures circling, moving in, hovering over a rotting
                     carcass. You can be quite sure that it's not the living Son
                     of Man pulling in those crowds.
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The Catching Up         For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a
                        mighty shout and with the soul-stirring cry of the archangel
                        and the great trumpet-call of God. And the believers who are
1 Thess. 4: 16-18       dead will be the first to rise to meet the Lord. 17 Then we who
                        are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up with
                        them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with
                        him forever. 18 So comfort and encourage each other with this
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“So comfort and
 encourage each
 other with this
    1 Thess. 4:18

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