His Return

{THE PAROUSIA OF JESUS}

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  1. End of the Age - Parousia! - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus at the end of the age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)
  2. His Parousia - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and the final judgment)
  3. Final Events - (In explaining the future resurrection, Paul lists key events that will precede or coincide with the arrival of Jesus at the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  4. On the Clouds of Heaven - (Phrases from Daniel’s vision of the four beasts and the Little Horn are applied to Jesus and his saints in the New Testament) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Revelation of our Lord - (At the revelation of Jesus, the saints will experience glory, but the wicked receive everlasting destruction) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Final Note - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the age to come and the New Creation)
  7. Redemption or Abandonment? - (At the heart of the salvation provided by Jesus is the future resurrection at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  8. New Covenant - New Creation - (The promises to Abraham find their fulfillment in the New Covenant in Jesus and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The One Return of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Parousia of Jesus will be a single event of great finality, both for the righteous and the wicked)
  10. God is not Late - {PDF Copy} - (In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives)
  11. Vindication or Condemnation - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus results in vindication for some, and condemnation for others)
  12. New Creation and His Advent - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation)
  13. Meeting Jesus  - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassures the Thessalonians regarding the participation of dead saints in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  14. Just Judgment of God - {PDF Copy} - (His arrival will mean vindication for the righteous but everlasting destruction for the wicked)
  15. Day of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus will be the Day of the Lord when the dead are raised, the wicked are judged, and death will cease)
  16. The Day of Visitation - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorts Christians to persevere in trials and live holy lives in the knowledge of the coming day of visitation)
  17. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be found holy and blameless on the day when Jesus arrives in glory)
  18. The Death of Death - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean the termination of the Last Enemy - Death) - {PDF Copy}
  19. His Appearing - (When Jesus “appears” again, faithful believers will rejoice exceedingly and participate fully in the glories revealed on that day) - {PDF Copy}
  20. The Day of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (The day of “wrath” is coming when the wicked will pay the ultimate price for their disobedience to God – Romans 2:5)
  21. Rescued from Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Already, Jesus is rescuing his people from the coming wrath that will befall the unrighteous when he arrives)
  22. Resurrection and Creation - (The Spirit is the first fruit of the future resurrection of believers and the redemption of the Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  23. Has Bible Prophecy Failed? - (After decades of failed prophetic expectations, it is time for believers to reexamine many popular ideas about the “last days”) - {PDF Copy}
  24. The Great Gathering - (There is a coming final gathering when the saints will be assembled before Jesus in glory, but the wicked will be collected and cast from his presence) - {PDF Copy}

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