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The Second Coming of Christ (6 of 12)
Series: Look and Live
Today I want to talk about ''The Second Coming of Christ,'' as we look in Acts chapter 1.
What a time that must have been for those disciples as they stood on the Mount of Olives. Jesus had spent forty days with them after His resurrection from the dead. He had comforted them concerning the future. He had convinced them without any shadow of a doubt that He was alive and He had commissioned them to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. And the bible says that when He had spoken those things in verse 9, while they beheld. The word behold means to look intently. While they were looking intently on Him, His gravity was suspended. He began to rise in the air. And those disciples watched Him as He rose in the air to go back to be with the Father, and ascended to the glory of the Father. Peter must have looked and said as Jesus went up higher than the olive trees, higher than the pinnacle of the temple, high up into the clouds, he must have looked so intently and said, that is the only One who ever loved me enough to change my life. John must have said, there goes my Lord. There goes the One who showed me what the love of God was. These disciples were just looking, wanting to get the last glimpse of Jesus when the two men, who obviously were the angels of God stood by, and said, you men of Israel why do you stand here gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you have seen Him go. And in that eleventh verse there are three things that I want you to see about the important truth about the second coming.
I. THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING
First of all, there is the promise of His coming. This same Jesus shall so come. Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again. And in the word of God, the doctrine of the second coming of Christ is not just incidental, it is fundamental, it is all thr ...
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