Summary: Nazarene Pastor... in this sermon, i’ll demonstrait that there is an end! I’ll show when it will be! What it will be like! also if the end is just the beginning, what is it the beginnig of? ends with a closing chalange! more than an outline, less than
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Then end is near! (And it’s just the beginning!)
(This is an original sermon. any similarities are coincidental. most of the illustrations contained in this message were found on Sermon Central illustration search. the was poetry taken from a sermon I heard a long time ago spoken by Eddy Champion)
Introduction (There is an End! And it is coming)
As a new believer I questioned my pastor?
When…will the end be? what will it be like? Pre? mid? post? A-milinail?
His responce was, "What difference does it make, we are going to heaven no matter when it is?
his responce may be correct, but it didn’t satisfy me!
In this message you’ll hear… there is an end! when it will be! What will it be like? If the beginning, what is it the beginning of? So what! What difference does it make?
This message will rely heavily on the use of scripture! there will be Some comment but i would like to rely heavily on the Bible because i dont’ want to shout where the bible is silent!
The Physical! End is certainly coming for all of us.
o God has set the clock of your life! when god brought us into this world, he wound you up, and he wound me up, and God set the clock of your life!
there is a time comming for all of us when will die and go out to meet God!
Hebrews 9:27 appointed unto man once to die.
2 choices ways to end… the end will come when I die, or the end will come when he comes back! (Unless your name is Enoch or Elijah)
God will not strive with man forever.
Mt 13:39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
Mt 13:49 This is how it will be at the end of the age.
Mt 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
Isn’t it interesting that Jesus disciples knew there was an end and that they equated it with His comming
1Co 15:24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has
nWhen is the end?
No one except God knows!
in matthew 24 Jesus tells us “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. …. (and it goes on to say) “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
When will the end come? At a time when we do not expect him…. Lk 12:40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
the end will come Like a thief in the night!
Lk 12:39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
When will the end come? It is going to be soon!
Rev 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
"wait a minute preacher! you guys have been talking about the lords comming for years and years! where is he?
( He’s right on schedule! and it’s going to be soon!)
Rev 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
Rev 22:7 “Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.”
Rev 22:12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
Rev 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
(Recap! Unexpected time,,,, thief in the night…. Sooon )
What will it be like?
The Lord will come in the same way as we saw him go!
tell the story of the disciples looking up into the sky the cloud hiding him from their sight, and the angel telling them that he will return in the same way. )
( … then show them the verse in revelation 1 that says he is coming with the clouds and every eye will see Him! )
1Th 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.