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The Personal Return Of Jesus One Day

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

2 Peter 3:1-18

The end of the world is nigh!

“As Christians we have the expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

What the bible says
1 Thess 1:9-10 …  “waiting for the Son from Heaven”.
Acts 1:11 … Jesus will return from heaven in the same way that they saw him go into heaven.
1 Cor 15:23 …  first fruits … those who belong to him will be made alive.
1 Thess 4… confused about the detail of the timing.
2 Peter 3
John 14:1-3, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.  2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.  3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
Matthew 24

What should we expect when Jesus does return?
1)    The impact of Jesus’ return will be of cosmic proportions
… everyone will be affected.
2)    When Jesus returns it will be unexpected
… no one will know the day or the hour
3)    When Jesus returns there will be a complete transformation
… a complete transformation.
2 Peter 3
1 Cor 15
Phil 3:20-21
Col 3:1-4

How then should we live as we wait for the return of Jesus?
1)    Do not waste our time
2)    Do not forget  – 2 Peter 3:8
Matthew 23:42 …keep watch.
3)    Have a clear gospel focus  – 2 Peter 3:8
4)    Live holy and godly lives as we look forward to the coming of the Lord and speed its coming”  – 2 Peter 3:11
2 Peter 3:14 – make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
2 Peter3:17 ensure we are no deceived by false teachers, the error of lawless men.

The promises of our future and the reality of the present
The future promises of God … a perfect resurrection body, for perfect holiness.
Phil 3:20-21
The reality of the present … Sin still needs to be battled against.