Articles Tagged 'Parousia'

Preparing for the Lord's Second Coming

Preparing for the Lord's Second Coming

We are to continue to live good Christian lives every day as preparation for the Lord's coming!

David W.T. Brattston reminds us of the kind of lives we need to live in preparation for the Lord's Coming.

Future Safe

Future Safe

How secure to feel about your safety as we move into what seems to be an increasingly uncertain future?

Phil Ware reminds us that true thanksgiving is rooted in our future being safe in Jesus and sharing in his glory when he comes for us.

No Longer Any Sea

No Longer Any Sea

The glorious future when the sea is no more!

Phil Ware concludes his 10 part series on "Saved at Sea" dealing with sea stories in the Bible and how God has always saved his people, this time focusing on the ultimate saved at sea story, Revelation 21:1-5

How to Discredit Christianity

How to Discredit Christianity

Want to know how to make unbelievers disbelieve even more?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that wild predictions about Jesus' return on specific dates often are used by sceptics to discredit Christianity.

Restored to Life: Our real Salvation

Restored to Life: Our real Salvation

Saved every way a person can be saved

Phil Ware continues his series on Out of the Box and focusing on the big Four primal fears that Jesus helps us address and he reminds us that salvation involves a from, for, and to component and shouldn't be simply elevator theology.

You'd Do It All Again

You'd Do It All Again

Why pay such a high price and take such a big risk?

Max Lucado writes about the high cost of doing God's work and the hope, joy, and crown we will glory in when we go to be with Jesus and it will be all about people!

Making Faith Look Foolish

Making Faith Look Foolish

So when is Jesus' return?

Rubel Shelly talks about the end of the world, which a prediction missed once again, and how those who do not live faith embarrass the cause of Christ.

Freedom from 'The Fear'

Freedom from 'The Fear'

What do you most fear?

Phil Ware continues his 7 sayings of Jesus on the Cross with the meaning of the line today of "you will be with me in paradise" and talks about the hope it brings in the face of death.

Last Hour

Last Hour

Are you ready?

Patrick Odum challenges all of us to live as if it is our last hour on earth.

Arriving Home

Arriving Home

When are we going to get there?

What happens to people when they die is a lot like trying to tell kids how much farther it is to granny's house!

What Song Will They Sing?

What Song Will They Sing?

What will they sing when you are gone?

We miss our loved ones when they die, but we can live in such a way to make sure that we see them again.

The Motivation of the Moment

The Motivation of the Moment

Are you full of anticipation for this event?

We should live passionately expecting the Lord's return.

Homecoming

Homecoming

When's the last time you thought about the your ultimate homecoming?

All earthly homecomings should remind us of our ultimate joyful homecoming to God.

Echoes of Reality

Echoes of Reality

Little things can remind us and echoes of reality can reach, telling us that Jesus is coming back for us and that we need to be watchful, ready, and vigilant.

Not Distracted

Not Distracted

Are you caught up in all the rapture debate?

We mustn't be distracted by the discussions about Jesus' return and lose sight of what is crucial about our discipleship.

Resurrection!

Resurrection!

What's the greatest reunion you hope to enjoy?

The resurrection is our term for reunion -- that day we anticipate and for which we plan.

Until He Comes

Until He Comes

Can you wait until he returns?

A child waiting for morning and mommy reminds us that we are waiting for Jesus' return.

Glory Awaits!

Glory Awaits!

Where is your life hidden?

The eternal part of us, our life, is hidden away with Christ in God and glory awaits.

Ready to Go!

Ready to Go!

Don't you want to be ready when the time comes?

Don't you want to be ready to go when Jesus returns to take us home to glory?

In The Resurrection Business

In The Resurrection Business

How do you spend your time?

Jesus left us here to help others find life and know that resurrection is coming: we are in the resurrection business.

A Little Faith

A Little Faith

How do we lift our spirits on difficult days?

While we don't know why about why things happen here, we do know that one day our sorrow will melt into the joy of the Lord.

New Bodies and Close Calls

New Bodies and Close Calls

What will your new body look like?

God will make us new and give us knew bodies when Christ comes again.

Absence Makes the Heart Grow ... ?

Absence Makes the Heart Grow ... ?

Is there anything good about being away from the one you love?

Being away from someone you love only makes you want to be with them more, but it hard and stinks!

Heaven Torn Open

Heaven Torn Open

Can we hope for the prophet's vision coming true?

Some of the prophets dreamed big dreams that only later people would get to see.