The New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem

“In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).      The intent and repeated emphasis of the word NEW is to erase the memory of the old and the temptation to think of the new as being only a renovation, purifying or overhauling of the OLD, such...

The Church and Its Future State

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18  INTRODUCTION: A. Several immediate observations: An event absolutely certain to transpire: “By the Word of the Lord”: vs. 15   An event that will occur when Jesus Christ comes for the Church which is His Body: vs. 15.   An event that...

The Church and Its Future Hope

(Ephesians 4:4)   Definition of the word “Hope.” … (a) Elpis—to look down the corridors of time with the confident assurance of future good. (b) Not a shadow of doubt or uncertainty as we would use the word today. Relationship: there is a relationship between our...

The Church and Its Future Deliverance

(1 Thessalonians 4:13—5:19) INTRODUCTION:       The passage before us is the most important passage in the Pauline Epistles dealing with the deliverance of the Church from the Tribulation period. Additional passages are found in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 and 2...