Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
THE SECOND COMING IN THE BIBLE
Biblical prophecy provides some of the greatest encouragement and hope available to us today. Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ’s first advent, so both testaments are filled with references to the second coming of Christ. One
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 12, 2017
In the 19th century, there was a wave of enthusiasm for prophecies predicting the actual date for the Second Coming of Christ. One such prophecy was an Adventist leader name William Miller. After studying Daniel 8, Miller predicted that Christ would return on March 21, 1842, but then revised the
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 12, 2017
Marques Silva writes, “In college I was surprised when a close friend explained her family crèche. It wasn’t the style or the model that caused me to pause. It was the addition of a figurine that I had neither seen nor considered before. This particular set included not only the baby Jesus but an
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2011
UNBELIEVERS AT THE SECOND COMING
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, said in a sermon entitled ‘Secret sins’ preached in 1857: "When Christ comes a second time, there will be a marvellous change in the way men talk. Me thinks I see him; there he sits upon his throne. Now,
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 27, 2003
Jesus said the times before His second coming would include a multiplication sign, a mental sign, a moral sign, and a miracle sign. Concerning the latter, He was talking about the nation of Israel. He reminds us to keep our eyes on the fig tree. When it begins to blossom you know the end is
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 24, 2011
THE DANGER OF SPIRITUAL PROCRASTINATION
There is a fable which tells of three apprentice devils who were coming to this earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to Satan, the chief of the devils, about their plans to tempt and to ruin men. The first said, "I will tell them that
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 8, 2005
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
"Reverend," said the young man, "sorry about
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Oct 20, 2010
There’s a story from the 1800’s of a young couple, William & Elizabeth, madly in love, and engaged to be married. Elizabeth enjoys planning for their future. William on the other hand knows that it’s only a matter of time before he is called away to sea to fight various enemies in far-off lands.
Contributed by E. Venn on Nov 23, 2005
Follow the Emergency Lighting to the Exit
Our family flew to Texas for a speaking engagement last week. My young son listened attentively to the flight attendant’s safety demonstration. After looking at the safety card, the questions starting flying . . .
"Where are the emergency lights?"
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 28, 2003
Some time ago as a mother was tucking her little girl into bed when the young daughter asked, “Mother, can you tell me the greatest day of your life?”
The mother thought for just a second and then said, “Honey, I can tell you the greatest day in my life. As you know, my father was a man who
Contributed by David Parks on Feb 24, 2005
Ignoring the Warnings.
Several years ago, a close frind gave me a old hand bill. It was one of thousands that were supposed be dropped over Japan before the first Atomic bombs were droped. One side was a picture of bombers dropping thier deadly cargo. The other side was in Japanese and the third
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2009
Billy Graham’s Rebuttal to Johnny Carson about Second Coming
Several years ago Johnny Carson had Billy Graham as a guest on his show. At one point there was a lull in the conversation and Johnny said, "You know what Billy, I bet if Jesus ever came back to earth, I bet we’d do him in again!"
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Babies arrive at their own schedule. I learned that when our firstborn (Jennifer) came. Elizabeth had gone into labor and I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 7, 2013
JUST IN CASE
A Louisiana game warden had been tracking Boudreaux, the infamous Cajun poacher, Late one night he stumbled upon the criminal’s cabin. Climbing upon the roof, the game warden waited for the dawn, hoping to jump the poacher as he emerged.
The game warden after a fitful night of trying
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 23, 2011
WAITING VS. WATCHING FOR HIM
The Lord told us not only to wait for him but to watch for him, and he has pronounced a special blessing on those who watch. The difference between waiting and watching is illustrated in a story told of a Scotch fishing village.
After days at sea, the skipper of a
TARZAN STORY: FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE
Johnny Weissmuller, the champion Olympic swimmer who donned the role of Tarzan the Ape Man in the silver screen with as much aplomb in 1930s and 40s as he dominated the Olympic swimming lanes in 1920s, had "a close encounter of a different kind" with the
Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 23, 2001
G. Campbell Morgan, a preacher from the last century said “To me the second coming is the perpetual light in the path which makes the present bearable. I never lay my head on my pillow without thinking that: maybe before the morning breaks the final morning may have dawned.
Contributed by Guy Caley on Jan 20, 2002
At an intersection, the green light changes to yellow;
At the theater the house lights flash;
In the Battalion Tactical Operations Center a Warning Order comes down from Brigade;
At the airport terminal the boarding call comes over the intercom;
At a railroad crossing the lights
Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Nov 23, 2002
John Wesley was asked what he would do if he knew his Lord would return at that time the next day. He said in effect, "I would go to bed and go to
sleep; wake up in the morning, and go on with my work, for I
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 5, 2001
March 11, 1942. Corregidor, in the Philippines. I’m sure most of the WWII veterans in the congregation today can tell you what happened that day.
The Japanese forces were invading the Philippines, and on a day that marked the beginning of a dark chapter for the American and Filipino forces,