Summary: To enumerate the thing we should be doing in the last days.
What do we do while living in the last days?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To enumerate the thing we should be doing in the last days.
Titus 2:13 (Amplified Bible)
Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
We wait for the rapture and the second coming of the LORD JESUS CHRIST in the last days.
While I wait
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 64 A.D.
C. Purpose: To counsel and exhort Titus, a young pastor, relating to his ministerial duties and doctrines, with special maintenance of good works
D. To whom written: Titus, a Gentile
E. Main theme: good works
F. Keywords: good works
G. Key verses:
Titus 1:5 (Amplified Bible)
1:5 For this reason I left you [behind] in Crete, that you might set right what was defective and finish what was left undone, and that you might appoint elders and set them over the churches (assemblies) in every city as I directed you.
Titus 3:8 (Amplified Bible)
3:8 This message is most trustworthy, and concerning these things I want you to insist steadfastly, so that those who have believed in (trusted in, relied on) God may be careful to apply themselves to honorable occupations and to doing good, for such things are [not only] excellent and right [in themselves], but [they are] good and profitable for the people.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Blessed Hope - Rapture
"Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope,"
Colossians 1:15 (Amplified Bible)
1:15 [Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.
Proverbs 14:32 (Amplified Bible)
14:32 The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the [consistently] righteous has hope and confidence even in death.
Acts 24:15 (Amplified Bible)
24:15 Having [the same] hope in God which these themselves hold and look for, that there is to be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous (the just and the unjust).
We're waiting for the rapture.
B. Glorious appearing of our Great GOD and Savior
" even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One),"
Matthew 24:44 (Amplified Bible)
24:44 You also must be ready therefore, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.
1 Corinthians 1:7 (Amplified Bible)
1:7 That you are not [consciously] falling behind or lacking in any special spiritual endowment or Christian grace [the reception of which is due to the power of divine grace operating in your souls by the Holy Spirit], while you wait and watch [constantly living in hope] for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and [His] being made visible to all.
1 Corinthians 4:5 (Amplified Bible)
4:5 So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes [again], for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God.