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Sermon Outline, November 24, 2019, “His Coming will be Unexpected”

His Coming will be Unexpected

Matthew 24:36-51


Be Wise!

Only the Father knows the Date of the Second Coming!

~ Acts 1:7         He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;


Wisdom constantly prepares for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!

~ Ephesians 5:15-16   Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16making the most of your time, because the days are evil.



Be Alert!




~ Luke 21:34-36          “Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; 35 for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. 36 But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”



Be Faithful!

The Faithful will be ready for His Coming!

~ II Timothy 4:8          in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.


The Unfaithful will not be ready for His Coming!

~ Hebrews 6:4-6                     For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.


~ Hebrews 10:26-27, 29         For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.

29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?

Sermon Outline, November 17, 2019, “His Coming will Precipitate God’s Wrath”

His Coming will Precipitate God’s Wrath

II Thessalonians 1:6-10


Hell is the realization of God’s Justice!

Justice for Troublemakers.

~ I Corinthians 3:17    If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.


Justice for Those who do not Know God.

~ John 17:3                  This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.


Justice for Those who do not Obey the Gospel.

~ I Corinthians 15:3-4              For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,


~ Acts 2:38                  Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.



Hell is the realization of Punishment!

Certain Punishment.

~ Revelation 21:8        But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.


Certain Pain.

~ Mark 9:48    where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.


Certainly Eternal.

~ Mark 9:48    where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.


~ Matthew 25:41         Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;


~ Revelation 14:11      And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”



Hell is the realization of Death!

Death means Separation!

~ Matthew 25:41         “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;


Death means Loneliness.


Death means Darkness.

~ Matthew 25:30         Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Death means Sorrow!

~ Matthew 25:30         Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Sermon Outline, November 10, 2019, “His Coming will Precipitate Judgement”

His Coming will Precipitate Judgement

Matthew 25:31-46


The First Step of Judgement is Separation.

Separation – determined by the King.

~ Matthew 24:40, 41   Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.


~ Luke 17:34   I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left.


Separation – administered by the Angels.


Separation – experienced by All.



The Second Step of Judgement is Accountability.

The Judgement of the King will be Fair!

~ Romans 14:10, 12    But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 12 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.


~ Romans 2:16             on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.


~ Ecclesiastes 12:14     For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.


~ Hebrews 4:13            And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.


The Judgement of the King will be Factual!

~ II Corinthians 5:10               For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.


~ John 3:18                 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


~ Romans 8:1              Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.



The Third Step of Judgement is Rewards.

Eternal Punishment!

~ II Peter 3:9               The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.


Eternal Life.

~ John 14:2-3               In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.


~ Revelation 21:3         And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,


~ Romans 5:9              Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.












Sermon Outline, November 3, 2019, “His Coming will be Phenomenal”

His Coming will be Phenomenal

Matthew 24:29-31


Phenomenal Signs will Precede His Coming!


False Christs.


Wars & Rumors of Wars.


Increase in Natural Disasters.


Intense Persecution of Christians.



~ I Timothy 4:1           But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,


~ Luke 18:8                  I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”


Increase of Wickedness.



Phenomenal Signs will Accompany His Coming!


Cosmological Signs will accompany His Coming!

~ Joel 2:31       “The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.


~ Isaiah 34:4   And all the host of heaven will wear away,
And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll;
All their hosts will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
Or as one withers from the fig tree.


~ Philippians 2:10-11              so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Glorious Signs will accompany His Coming.

~ I Corinthians 15:52               in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.


~ I Thessalonians 4:16             For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.



Phenomenal Signs will Follow His Coming!


Raised Bodies!

~ John 5:28-29            Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.


Transformed Bodies!

~ I Corinthians 15:53-55         For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

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