by Ernest Easley

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Jesus is Coming Again (Pt. II)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
February 2, 2000

Just a casual reading through the book of 1st Thessalonians gives every child of God great hope! Every chapter concludes by pointing to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And tonight we come to one of the great prophetic passages that tells us that Jesus is coming again.

We're in 1st Thessalonians chapter 4. Last week we carefully examined verses 13-15 as we laid the foundation in preparation for tonight. We now come to some of the most exciting passages found in the New Testament that tells us that,

Jesus is Coming Again
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The Apostle Paul refers to the second coming as the "blessed hope" in Titus 2:13, "looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ." The writer of Hebrews refers to the second coming as "an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast" (Hebrews 6:19).

Jesus said in John 14:3, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."

What the Old Testament Prophets Predicted and the New Testament Apostles Proclaimed is what Jesus Promised: Jesus is coming again!

Now beginning in verse 16, I want you to notice


Let me draw your attention to several sights which will be seen at the second coming!

-the descending of the savior.

That's found in verse 16, "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven." The same Jesus who went away is coming again! What goes up must come down!

From the Mount of Olives we read in Acts 1:9-11, "Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they were looking steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heav ...

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