Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 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 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 Tim Smith on Aug 13, 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 Tim Smith on Aug 13, 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 James O. Davis on Oct 28, 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 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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 24, 2011
DON'T FIND US LACKING!
Mexican jails are not known for their tidiness or orderliness. Shortly after having taken office, the then President of Mexico, Luis Echeverria, decided to do something about this. Without giving any advance notice, he chose to visit the jails at midnight. He found guards
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 22, 2011
THE BELLS TOLL FOR SOMEONE ELSE
We began the week with the story of the Chicago nightclub fire in which 21 people were killed as they rushed to the exit. The club had already been cited for overcrowding and other safety violations--like not enough doors and windows. What happened was that a
Contributed by Charles Jones on Sep 3, 2011
JESUS IS COMING TO DINNER
One of the greatest compliments an individual can pay to another is to invite him/her home to dinner.
The Church reminds the world today that Jesus is coming again and the world should get its house in order, for the master of the universe is coming to dine in the
THE DANGERS OF BIRD WATCHING
I once read an article in a medical journey that told of the dangers of bird watching. How can bird watching be so dangerous? Because bird watchers are so intent on watching the bird they forget about the crocodiles! Many bird watchers had been eaten alive because
Contributed by Sermon Central 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.
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 Davon Huss on Oct 29, 2012
THE ICE HOTEL
In January 2001 Canada's first Ice Hotel was opened. That's right -- Ice Hotel. The hotel is constructed of 12,000 tons of snow and 400 tons of ice covering more than 30,000 square feet. It has ceilings over 18 feet high, walls covered with original artwork, and furnishings carved
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 1, 2012
UH, THAT'S "MARANATHA"
An elderly Christian lady attended a Christian conference gathering, similar to Keswick/Spring Harvest etc. For her it was really the first time she had mixed with Christians from other denominations. This really blessed her and opened her eyes to the richness of Christian
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 31, 2012
"We can’t fathom the Second Advent of Jesus Christ, and we stammer when we try to
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
Several years ago Johnny Carson had Billy Graham as a guest on The Tonight 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, we’d do Him in again!”
Billy Graham leaned forward in his seat, and said, “In the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 15, 2005
Vernon Grounds writes, “A friend told me of an incident that happened while he was in seminary. Since the school had no gymnasium, he and his friends played basket ball in a nearby public school.
Nearby, an elderly janitor waited patiently until the finished playing. Invariably he sat there
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
After church, where she had been taught about the Second Coming, a little girl was quizzing her mother. "Mommy, do you believe Jesus will come back?" "Yes." "Today?" "Yes." "In a few minutes?"
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 5, 2006
March 16th, 1942 General Douglas MacArthur is ordered out of the Philippines after a siege of America’s last stronghold in the country. All that is left is the island of Bataan. A reluctant MacArthur finally leaves Bataan for Australia, but before he leaves says “I shall return.” Eventually the