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What to Do Until Jesus Comes Back (10 of 13)
Series: When We Ask What?
1 John 2:28-29
I. Until Jesus Comes, We Are To Love Him
II. Until Jesus Comes Back We Are To Look For Him
III. We Are To Live For His Appearing
IV. We Are To Live For Him
I want you to turn to 1 John, Chapter 2. 1 John Chapter 2 and we are going to begin reading in verse 18 actually. There are a couple of verses printed there on your outline and we are in lesson number ten of a thirteen week series entitled, When We Ask What.
You know we studied a great deal in our class through the years on prophecy, the second coming of Christ. Well, what do we do while we are waiting for Jesus to come back? We want to talk about that today because that is a subject of a great deal of the material found in the word of God.
The New Testament puts a lot of emphasis on the second coming of Christ. The early believers, it is said from sacred history, greeted one another with a word Maranatha. Maranatha means the Lord is coming.
So their common greeting to one another was a reminder that the Lord was coming. When Jesus gave his last words to the disciples among other things He said to them, ''Watch for you do not know the hour wherein the son of man cometh.''
In all of that discourse, Jesus gave the disciples several parables to illustrate how they were to be ready in His coming. He said to them they were to occupy until He came and then just before Jesus went back to heaven, He gave the great commission.
He told his disciples to be witnesses for Him, and then He ascended to heaven and right after that ascension the angles stood by and said to the apostles, ''Why do you stand here gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus which was taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven.''
So again and again in the Bible, God encourages us, God admonishes us, and God challenges us regarding the second coming of Jesus Ch ...
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