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Is the Rapture Near? - Part 1 (1 of 9)
Series: Seven Startling Secrets of the Second Coming of Christ
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.SOCIAL SIGNS OF THE TIMES
II. RELIGIOUS SIGNS OF THE TIMES
I’m going to ask that we turn to Matthew’s gospel first of all to Chapter 16 and today we are going to talk about “Is the Rapture Near?” We’re starting a brand new series of eleven lessons on the second coming of Christ entitled Seven Startling Secrets of the Second Coming of Christ.
Next week we’re going to talk about what will happen when Christ comes in the air. What will happen when Christ comes in the air? Today we’re going to talk about is the Rapture near?
First we’re going to start in Matthew Chapter 16 and I know this is Father’s Day today and this is a very special day. My father is in heaven; I don’t have the privilege of having my father with me today but I think about him and I know that some of you are in this same circumstance.
Some of you are fortunate enough to have your father still with you here and that’s a blessing indeed but just in honor of our fathers, those that have gone to be with the Lord and those that are here, let’s just have a moment of silent prayer and just bow our heads and close our eyes just for a moment.
Lord Jesus we just thank you today for giving us our fathers. Lord some of us our father is there in heaven with you but we thank you for what our fathers have meant to us, how they have reared us, guided us, and taught us and for the things Father they have built in our lives, the character they have given to us and Father most of all we thank you for our fathers who have given us Jesus Christ in His name we pray. Amen.
Now in Matthew 16 in Verse 1, “THE PHARISEES ALSO WITH THE SADDUCEES CAME, AND TEMPTING DESIRED HIM THAT HE WOULD SHEW THEM A SIGN FROM HEAVEN.
HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, WHEN IT IS EVENING, YOU SAY, IT WILL BE FAIR WEATHER: FOR THE SKY IS RED. AND IN THE MORNING, IT WILL BE FOUL WEAT ...
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