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The End Of The World, Part 4

Below are the notes from this past weekend. I ended this incredibly interesting series by talking about Heaven. You can listen to this message online by clicking here!
Also, you can read answers to many of your questions about heaven by clicking here!
I also highly recommend these 2 books for your personal study: 1. Heaven, by Randy Alcorn, 2. One Minute After You Die, by Erwin Lutzer

WEEK 4- HAPPILY EVER AFTER?
“He has also set eternity in the hearts of men” Ecclesiastes 3:11
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4

WITH GOD, EVERY END BRINGS A NEW BEGINNING! (REVELATION 21:1-4)
…"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who lo…

The End Of The World, Part 3- Study Notes

This past week I talked about the judgement of God. Here is an article about this important topic.
Bema Seat - What Is It and When Is It?
The concept of the Bema Seat comes from the ancient Olympics, where a judge would sit on the Bema Seat at the finish line. The judge's purpose was to determine what position the runners came in-first, second, and so on-and then to give out the appropriate rewards. That is the imagery behind what is known as the Bema Seat.
Also known as the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Bema Seat is described in 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, "If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.&…

The End Of The World, Part 3

Yesterday I talked about the reality that there is an ever after. Each of us have a blind date with the creator where we will be having an end of life evaluation. We will all be judged. The Bible talks about 2 different judgements and what will happen. God let's us know the test in advance and even gives us the answers so that we can be ready. If you missed the message, you can listen online via itunes. Below are the notes for your study.

DATE WITH DEITY FOR BELIEVERS
(is called the Bema seat of Christ)

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10

“Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.” 1 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV)

“...his work will be shown for what it is, bec…

The End Of The World, Study Notes

I wanted to share with you some of the sources & resources that I use & have used in regard to my studies of the end times. Below is a video from Dr. George Wood, who is the leader of the Assemblies of God, our parent/affiliate organization. It's well done & he does a great job of explaining the second coming of Christ.



I also included some links to various authors that I'm learning from as I teach this series. We are highlighting some of these books during our series. The authors are well-respected scholars and Bible teachers and have a unique perspective in relation to end times events.

What In The World Is Going On? by Dr. David Jeremiah- click here for more answers to questions in regards to the second coming of Jesus Christ, messages and other resources
2012 The Bible and the End of the World, by Dr. Mark Hitchcock- click here for an interesting blog filled with discussions related to the end times and current events.
Understanding The Last Days, by Dr. …

THe End Of The World, Part 2

Below are the notes from this weekend. You can listen to the message from this weekend by clicking here!

WEEK 2- ARE YOU EVER READY FOR THE EVER AFTER?
“He has also set eternity in the hearts of men” Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)

1. We are living in the END TIMES.
“The end of all things is near” 1 Peter 4:7
"... Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” Acts 1:6-10

2. God’s TIMETABLE is different than ours.
We know that we don’t know when Jesus will return

"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 24:36
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come... So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:42-44
 “... you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4They will say, "W…

The End Of The World, Part 1

What Do You Do When You FEEL Like It’s The End Of The World?

This past Easter Sunday we launched our new series called, "The End Of The World." Have you ever felt like your world was coming to an end? I know that I sure have! We all have really bad moments in life that can cause us to wish that life was over. We can learn some incredible truths from the life, death & resurrection of Jesus that can help us in those 'end of the world' moments. Obviously, I'm speaking of a figurative end of the world and not a literal one in this particular message. Below are the notes and some key thoughts from that Easter Sundays message. Next week I'll be talking & posting about the literal end of the world and how you can survive it!

Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-44)
Jesus taught us that even in our worst hour, we should turn to God and trust in His strength for every issue in our lives!
“… the floods of destruction swept over me. The grave wrapped its ropes …