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  • The Rapture

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on May 11, 2006
    based on 31 ratings
     | 6,276 views

    There has been so much written about the Lord’s return, when it’s going to happen, all that’s going to surround it.

    INTRO: Chuck Swindoll writes: In the early 50s, I was an apprentice in a machine shop. My father felt it would be wise for me not only to get book learning but also to get a practical taste of life. On one occasion I was working in the machine shop with the tracer lathe. It was an intricate piece ...read more

  • The Rapture Question

    Contributed by David Zimmerman on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 307 ratings
     | 13,407 views

    Chapter four marks a major prophetic turning point in the book of Revelation. In verse one, John te

    Chapter four marks a major prophetic turning point in the book of Revelation. In verse one, John tells us that he looked and saw a door opened in heaven. Then he tells us that the FIRST VOICE that he heard reminded him of the sound of a trumpet, calling him to come up hither, through the open ...read more

  • The Rapture Of The Redeemed

    Contributed by Jamey Stewart on Dec 31, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 3,174 views

    Through this sermon we will uncover the three events we can look forward to during, "The Rapture of The Redeemed."

    Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 The Rapture Of The Redeemed Introduction: A. The term, “rapture,” is derived from the Latin word raptus, which means, “caught away” or “caught up.” The Lord word is equivalent to the Greek harpazo, translated as “caught up” in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. The ...read more

  • The Rapture Of The Church (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Jan 12, 2005
    based on 119 ratings
     | 57,244 views

    In this first sermon I discuss what the rapture is and show how close we really are to the Lord’s return. I give 5 points backed with news information that show the Lord could come back in our lifetime.

    Title: The Rapture Of The Church (Part 1) Text: I Thess 4:15-18 and I Cor 15:51-52 Pray!!! Read Text!!! Introduction: While on a South Pole expedition, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton left a few men on Elephant Island, promising that he would return. Later, when he tried to go ...read more

  • When Trumpets Fade Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Jan 13, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,773 views

    I want to draw your attention to one common theme that punctuates each of these references. That common theme is the mention of the "trumpet". We are told in clear language that the Rapture will be a time that will be heralded with the sound of trumpets.

    A Biblical View of the End Times WHEN TRUMPETS FADE 1 Cor. 15:51-57; 1 Thess. 4:13-17 Intro: These verses give us a little insight into a future event known as "The Rapture". While the word “Rapture” itself does not appear in the Bible, the event is real nonetheless. We get the word "Rapture" ...read more

  • Right With God, Or Left Behind? [rapture]

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 283 ratings
     | 18,311 views

    We must make sure we are "Rapture-Ready." In Rev. 4:1 the church goes "off the air" because the church goes "IN the air!" Link included to Formatted Text version, Handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    Right with God, or Left Behind? "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter" (Rev 1:19). "hast seen" ch. 1: glimpse at glorified Christ, eternity past. "are" chs. 2-3: church age, the present age of Grace. shall be ...read more

  • I’ll Fly Away [rapture / Second Coming]

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 6, 2004
    based on 454 ratings
     | 41,214 views

    great outline from SermonCentral user Evie Megginson...Link included to Formatted Text and Powerpoint for this sermon.

    I’LL FLY AWAY PSALMS 55:1-6/I Thess. 4:16-17 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html In these verses written by David, he is being oppressed by his enemies. He is tired of persecution and wickedness all around him. Thus, in his ...read more

  • Making It To The Future

    Contributed by Michael Goodwin on Jun 26, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,159 views

    How is the church going to make it until the rapture

    Making It To The Future (Jude 17-25) 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate ...read more

  • The Day Death Died

    Contributed by Richard Deem on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 2,025 ratings
     | 38,788 views

    I bring to you today undoubtedly the most unusual Easter message you have heard. I am going to chronicle for you DEATH’S BIOGRAPHY in a message entitled “The Day Death Died!”

    “THE DAY DEATH DIED” O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Cor 15:55-57] INTRODUCTION: I bring to you today ...read more

  • Escaping Judgement

    Contributed by Charles Cockroft on Aug 30, 2009
    based on 95 ratings
     | 22,203 views

    We are living in the Last Days and Jesus described it.

    This sermon was composed from several resources but inspired by the Holy Spirit EXCAPING JUDGEMENT Lu 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that ...read more

  • Life, Death And Then...?

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 54 ratings
     | 23,051 views

    Looks at what the Bible has to say about death and what comes after death

    Life, Death and then…? 1 Corinthians 15:17-20 Slide I am taking a week off of our Series “From Ordinary to Extraordinary.” We will get back to that next week, but after Simon preached about the essential nature of Christ’s resurrection and the power it offers for life now and eternal ...read more

  • When We Shall Be Like Him Series

    Contributed by Vernon L Caruthers on Feb 13, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,525 views

    This is the 6th sermon from 1st John. This message deals with Jesus' Returning for HIS children & the change that shall take place. It ends with a plea for pure & holy living, being ready for HIS coming.

    Sermons from 1st John 1st February 14, 2010 Sermon #06: WHEN WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM: Scripture Ref: I John 3:1-3 ‘Behold, WHAT MANNER of LOVE the FATHER has BESTOWED UPON US, that we should be CALLED the SONS of GOD, therefore the WORLD KNOWS US NOT, because IT KNEW HIM ...read more

  • Vanished Into Thin Air Series

    Contributed by Amy Bickel on Jun 3, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,695 views

    First study in a series on Bible Prophecy and the End Times. Deals with the Rapture of the Church.

    ILL. While on a South Pole expedition, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton left a few men on Elephant Island, promising that he would return for them. Later, when he tried to go back, huge icebergs blocked the way. But suddenly, as if by a miracle, an avenue opened in the ice and Shackleton ...read more

  • Be Real Series

    Contributed by Charles Cockroft on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,444 views

    The final command of Paul to the Church in expectation of the rapture, it is the command to be REAL

    "BE REAL!" And now we arrive at the final command of Paul to the Church in expectation of the rapture, it is the command to be Real! Because our nature tends to slide toward unfaithfulness, as time passes. Is it ok to be faithful once, some times, most of the time; or does God really ask ...read more

  • The Biggest Roundup Ever

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Dec 16, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,572 views

    We had Roundup Sunday, (Friend Day)... A sermon that reminds us the Jesus is coming, and we need to be ready when He arrives.

    The Biggest Roundup Ever Pastor Glenn Newton 10-30-05 This morning we are so excited about having all of you here! In a sense, you have been “rounded Up” this week by your friends and family, because they care about you, because they want you to find what they have found… that New Hope is a ...read more