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6. Jesus Christ is Exalted in Glory
Review last lesson…
Exaltation - Being lifted up
Philippians 2:9-11 p Descended / into hell 2. Rose / from death 3. Ascended / to heaven 4. At right hand 5. Will come again
1. Jesus descended into hell.
1 Pet 3:18,19 p When? After becoming alive
Col 2:15 p. 1166Why? To proclaim his victory over the devil.
2. Jesus Rose From the Dead
Rom 1:4 p This means that 1. He is true God
1 Cor 15:17 p He really defeated Sin and death
John 14:19 p He will raise me And all believers.
3. Jesus Visibly Ascended into Heaven (40 days after His resurrection)
John 14:2,3 p He has gone to prepare a place for us.
Acts 1:9-11 p We will live with Him there forever.
Wandering Souls? Purgatory?
4. Jesus Now Sits at God’s Right Hand (the position of power and glory)
1 Jn 2:1-2 p As our High Priest, Jesus Intercedes for us (go between)
Matt 28: As our Prophet, Jesus guides us with his word.
Matt 28:18 3. As our King, Jesus Rules all things for our good.
5. When will Jesus come again?
Scan of a Christian Tee Shirt… “Every knee shall bow” (before Christ). Even Satan.
1. He will come as Judge of the living and the dead.
Mt 25 31)"When the Son of Man (Jesus) comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32) All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33) He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. This is how Jesus will Come back to earth visibly on the Last Day, to judge the living and the dead.
Warning! Watch out for some churches that teach that there will be a great war (sometimes called the Apocalypse) between the forces of good and evil, in connection with Christ’s return to earth. That great war is the struggle we live in right now, as we await Christ’s return. Nor is there a “Zombie” Apocalypse; that’s Hollywood’s imagination.
2. No one knows, except God himself. Mt 24: 36 p. 982 “No one knows about that day or hour, not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Jesus will destroy the earth, but after He has taken his Sheep (the believers) to heaven. Since we have heaven to live in, we don’t need this earth any longer. The Apostle Peter teaches that the earth will be destroyed by fire. Will it be like this picture? We don’t know.
No one knows except God himself! What we do know is that it is im- possible to predict when the Last Day will be! Everyone who tries is wrong.
Biblical End Times Waiting for Christ’s 1 st Coming Waiting for Christ’s 2nd Coming Christ’s Work Heb 1:2 In these Last Days God has spoken to us through his Son. 1 public return, judgment & rapture Signs of the Times are God’s reminders to be ready now! This is the time of tribulation, the Last Days, we live in now as we await Christ’s 2 nd Advent.
God gives us the SIGNS of the End Times. What are they? 3. WE SHOULD…. 2 Tim 3:1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves…
-- signs in society Matt 24:6-7 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars…nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
(vs. 6) --- in society: …BE READY…
-- signs in nature Matt 24:7-8 There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
more signs in nature: …FOR HIS…
-- signs in the church (3x) Matt 24~ 9) Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10) At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11) and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 14) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
(Persecution is a sign.)
(the gospel’s spreading around the globe is a sign)
(The appearance of False prophets is a sign). Koresh taught that he was Christ reincarnated.
In connection with false prophets: Matt 24~ 24) For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect– if that were possible. Deceiving miracles!
…2 ND COMING!!! The whole sentence that was broken down over the last few slides should read: 3. We should… be ready…for His… 2 nd coming.
4. WE ARE READY WHEN WE TRUST IN JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR.
5. Until Jesus comes, we will gladly serve and obey him.