Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
What do these dates have in common (1248, 1306, 1689, 1792, 1836, 1844, 1914, 1936, 1960, 1974, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2011)? They all represent the times in which people predicted that the second coming of Christ would occur. No one, not even Jesus knows the exact time of Christ’s coming.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
End Time Beliefs: A Tyndale House sponsored Barna Group poll indicates 40% of Americans believe the world will end in supernatural intervention, 50% aren’t convinced that the physical world will end and another 10% aren’t sure. Of the respondents who believe the world will end, 38% gave a
Signs of the End Times - Dr. David Reagan http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_signs3.php
The re-establishment of the nation of Israel is a classic example of an end time historical sign. Over and over again the Hebrew Scriptures prophesy that in the end times, right before the return of the
Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 23, 2018
Eschatology or the study of the end times is like golf, it’s fun it gives you something to do but in the long run it you end
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2008
When I was about six years old, I heard the pastor preach a message about the "Second Coming" of Christ. He emphasized the initial part of Christ’s return, what we like to call the "Rapture of the Church". He explained in great details the events that would transpire: people disappearing, worldwide
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 29, 2007
I can remember my cousin Jenny as a joyful, delighted-with-life little girl who wasn’t like the rest of us, but could make the grumpiest of grumps smile because her love of life and underlying happiness was so infectious.
The message here is that all of us have opportunity to give sacrificially
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
What We Believe: A recent Newsweek poll gauges Americans’ opinions on the Book of Revelation and end times: *36% believe the Book of Revelation contains “true prophecy,” while 47% say it is metaphorical. *55% think the faithful will be taken up to heaven in the rapture. *74% of Americans believe
Video Illustration from “Men In Black” Start time 1:11:48 Scene is an old man and a dog at a booth. Jay and Kay are in a desperate race to track down the stolen galaxy. Searching for information, the Men in Black interrogate an alien (disguised as a dog), who is quick to point out just how limited
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Dec 8, 2004
Dr. Ian Paisley, the fiery Irish cleric and politician was reputed to have been preaching one Sunday on the End Times - and in particular on the Day of Judgment. As he reached the climax of his address he said that on the Day of Judgment "there would be wailing and gnashing of teeth." At which
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Sep 24, 2006
John N. Oswalt, professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages, Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, Kentucky): “Isaiah calls to mind historic events which would give credence to the eschatological [last times, end times, judgement] hope. Gideon and his people, faced by an oppressive horde,
Story: Dr. Ian Paisley, the fiery Irish cleric and politician was reputed to have been preaching one Sunday on the End Times - and in particular on the Day of Judgement.
As he reached the climax of his address he said that on the Day of Judgement "there would be wailing and gnashing of teeth".
Contributed by Val Black on Jan 25, 2004
Out of 453 prophecies about the Coming of Jesus, 196 told about His FIRST Coming. On the day that He was crucified, every one of those 196 prophecies had been fulfilled. If there are 453 prophecies in the Old Testament about the Coming of Jesus and 196 were fulfilled at His first coming, that
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 19, 2007
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were transported back in time 200 years? How would you explain the inventions we take for granted? If you spoke of computers or DVDs or Ipods or even television, people would think you were sort of strange. We are from the future. One day, the
I remember during the first war against Iraq a number of books hit the shelves tying the events of the war to the prophecies of the Bible. Imminent theologians staked their reputations on works tying the Middle East conflict of 1991 to the beginning of the end. According to their complex
Contributed by Harold Orndorff on May 25, 2004
"Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." This charge could be summarized by saying, "If Jesus is coming back, what’s taking Him so long?"
This is a question that has been asked not only by skeptics, but by believers who have assumed that Jesus
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 26, 2004
“Gettin’ Up a Load Right Now!” Psalm 39: 5-13 Key verse(s): 5: “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath.”
It was the end of the church year and Pastor Smith was really into his preaching. He loved “end times”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 15, 2002
IS THAT SUPERMAN OR ...
Remember some years ago when you used to hear on TV, "Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superman"? On our televisions, we would watch a super human perform amazing feats as the people stood in awe.
The third book of the best selling series, "Left
Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
THEY'VE ALL BEEN WRONG
Looking back at how Christians have viewed Christ’s second coming in the past, we find many people obsessed with figuring out all the details and making predictions.
Here is a quote: "The last days are upon us. Weigh carefully the times. Look for him who is above
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 2, 2010
Oscar Greene Learns About Compliance and Exercising Due Diligence
As I start to sit down, now, listen to the story of the African-American Episcopalian lay leader, Oscar Greene, of West Medford, Massachusetts! One day, he was invited to serve as a Bank Director! He was hesitant to accept the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2012
THE THESSALONIAN ERROR
The Thessalonian error was misunderstanding the purpose of end-time prophecy. The purpose is not to identify the anti-Christ or to inform us of events.
Others have misunderstood the purpose of second-coming prophecy. Many people have been identified as the anti-Christ.