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2 ARE YOU SURE?! What is the Rapture?

3 ARE YOU SURE?! What is the Rapture? Rapture is a non-Biblical word that describes a Biblical event … the catching away of believers to be with the Lord in the air.

4 ARE YOU SURE?! What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ?

5 ARE YOU SURE?! What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ? The Second Coming will actually occur in two phases – the Rapture and the Revelation. At the Rapture, believers meet the Lord in the sky. At the Revelation, Jesus comes to earth (the actual second coming) and sets up a 1,000-year reign with His saints.

6 STATEMENT OF FAITH We believe the blessed hope of the church is Christ’s return from heaven to catch up the Christians who have died, together with those who are alive, to be with Him forever.

7 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Bible is jammed with talk about Christ’s Second Coming.

8 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Bible is jammed with talk about Christ’s Second Coming. One-fifth of the Bible deals with prophecy.

9 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Bible is jammed with talk about Christ’s Second Coming. One-fifth of the Bible deals with prophecy. One-third of Bible prophecy deals with the Second Coming.

10 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Bible is jammed with talk about Christ’s Second Coming. One-fifth of the Bible deals with prophecy. One-third of Bible prophecy deals with the Second Coming. Christ’s Second Coming is referred to 8 times more often than His First Coming and twice as often as the Atonement.

11 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Bible is jammed with talk about Christ’s Second Coming. One-fifth of the Bible deals with prophecy. One-third of Bible prophecy deals with the Second Coming. Christ’s Second Coming is referred to 8 times more often than His First Coming and twice as often as the Atonement. One out of 30 verses deals with the return of Jesus.

12 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Bible is jammed with talk about Christ’s Second Coming. One-fifth of the Bible deals with prophecy. One-third of Bible prophecy deals with the Second Coming. Christ’s Second Coming is referred to 8 times more often than His First Coming and twice as often as the Atonement. One out of 30 verses deals with the return of Jesus. Christ’s Second Coming is referred to 318 times in the 216 New Testament chapters.

13 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Bible is jammed with talk about Christ’s Second Coming. One-fifth of the Bible deals with prophecy. One-third of Bible prophecy deals with the Second Coming. Christ’s Second Coming is referred to 8 times more often than His First Coming and twice as often as the Atonement. One out of 30 verses deals with the return of Jesus. Christ’s Second Coming is referred to 318 times in the 216 New Testament chapters. 1 and 2 Thessalonians are known as the “Epistles of Christ’s Second Coming”.

14 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! Jesus made three promises before He died on Calvary for our sins.

15 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! Jesus made three promises before He died on Calvary for our sins. 1.I will build my church (Matt. 16:18).

16 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! Jesus made three promises before He died on Calvary for our sins. 1.I will build my church (Matt. 16:18). 2.I will send the Spirit (John 15:26).

17 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! Jesus made three promises before He died on Calvary for our sins. 1.I will build my church (Matt. 16:18). 2.I will send the Spirit (John 15:26). 3.I will come again (John 14:2,3).

18 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! Jesus made three promises before He died on Calvary for our sins. 1.I will build my church (Matt. 16:18). 2.I will send the Spirit (John 15:26). 3.I will come again (John 14:2,3). He fulfilled the first two and He will fulfill the third as well!

19 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! What promise did the angel make in Acts 1:11?

20 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! What promise did the angel make in Acts 1:11? Jesus will come again just like He left … personally and visibly!

21 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Apostles were emphatic in their teaching about the Second Coming.

22 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Apostles were emphatic in their teaching about the Second Coming. Paul“For the Lord Himself will come down…” 1 Thess. 4:16

23 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Apostles were emphatic in their teaching about the Second Coming. Paul“For the Lord Himself will come down…” 1 Thess. 4:16 John“When He appears…” 1 John 3:2

24 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Apostles were emphatic in their teaching about the Second Coming. Paul“For the Lord Himself will come down…” 1 Thess. 4:16 John“When He appears…” 1 John 3:2 Peter“And when the Chief shepherd appears…” 1 Peter 5:4

25 JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! The Apostles were emphatic in their teaching about the Second Coming. Paul“For the Lord Himself will come down…” 1 Thess. 4:16 John“When He appears…” 1 John 3:2 Peter“And when the Chief shepherd appears…” 1 Peter 5:4 James“… the Lord’s coming is near.” James 5:8

26 WHEN WILL JESUS COME? What are the signs of the end times according to Matthew 24:3-7?

27 WHEN WILL JESUS COME? What are the signs of the end times according to Matthew 24:3-7? As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ', and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

28 READY…SET…RAPTURE! Read 1 Thess. 4: What are the two phases of the Rapture listed in vs ?

29 READY…SET…RAPTURE! Read 1 Thess. 4: What are the two phases of the Rapture listed in vs ? 1.The dead in Christ shall rise first.

30 READY…SET…RAPTURE! Read 1 Thess. 4: What are the two phases of the Rapture listed in vs ? 1.The dead in Christ shall rise first. 2.Then the living Christians will rise to meet the Lord in the air.

31 READY…SET…RAPTURE! 1 Thess. 4:16 says the dead in Christ will rise first. Does this mean that believers remain in the grave until the Rapture? Note Phil 1:21,23 and 2 Cor. 5:8.

32 READY…SET…RAPTURE! 1 Thess. 4:16 says the dead in Christ will rise first. Does this mean that believers remain in the grave until the Rapture? Note Phil 1:21,23 and 2 Cor. 5:8. No! When a believer dies, his soul enters the presence of the Lord.

33 READY…SET…RAPTURE! According to 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, what happens to our bodies at the Rapture?

34 READY…SET…RAPTURE! According to 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, what happens to our bodies at the Rapture? They will be resurrected, changed into imperishable, immortal, perfected bodies.

35 READY…SET…RAPTURE! According to Titus 2:13, what is our “blessed hope”?

36 READY…SET…RAPTURE! According to Titus 2:13, what is our “blessed hope”? The Rapture of the saints.

37 READY…SET…RAPTURE! When will the Rapture take place? _____ Pre-trib _____ Mid-trib_____ Post-trib _____ Pan-trib

38 READY…SET…RAPTURE! When will the Rapture take place? _____ Pre-trib _____ Mid-trib_____ Post-trib _____ Pan-trib X Reasons to believe in a mid-tribulation Rapture: 1.The apostles were looking for the Rapture, not the Great Tribulation. 1 Cor. 15:51,52; 1 Thess. 4:17; Titus 2:11-13; Phil. 4:5 2.Jesus told us to expect Him momentarily (imminently). Matt. 24:42,44,50; 25:13; Luke 12:40 3.The time of His coming is unknown. Mark 13:32 4.Many believers have already experienced great tribulation.

39 SUMMARY The Second Coming of Christ includes two parts; the Rapture and the Revelation. The Bible teaches that the Rapture is the “blessed hope” of the believer. The Rapture includes these three aspects: First, there will be a resurrection of those who sleep in Jesus. 1 Thess. 4:14; cf. Rev. 20:5 Second, the living saints will be “airlifted” and changed in a moment. 1 Thess. 4:17; 1 Cor 15:51-57; 1 John 3:1-3 Third, there will be a meeting in the air with the Lord. 1 Thess. 4:17 The Revelation (which is when Christ actually returns to earth for the second time) is that event when Christ will establish a 1,000-year reign on earth with His saints.

40 ARE YOU READY? Be watchful!Matt. 24:42; 25:13; 1 Thess. 5:6 Be ready!Matt. 24:44; Luke 12:35 Be thoughtful!1 Peter 1:13; 4:7 Be faithful!Matt. 25:21; Luke 12:42,43; Rev. 3:10,11 Be patient!Heb. 10:36,37; James 5:8 Be holy!1 John 3:3; 2 Peter 3:11,12

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