100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #80 | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE: Acts 1:1-11 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Lord willing, over the next ten days, I am going to be shifting gears a little bit, and we will be talking about the events surrounding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In Acts 1, the Bible records for us Jesus’ last meeting with His disciples before His ascension into Heaven. The disciples were standing there on the Mount of Olives with their heads tilted back straining at the cloud that had received Jesus on His way up. The Bible says, “And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
This news that Jesus Christ would return one day brought joy to the disciples’ hearts. Their Master and Saviour would not be gone forever. One day, He would return. Our passage for today tells us about the return of Jesus Christ.
On that glorious day, the Bible tells us that “the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” On this day, the King will call His own out of the world to be with Him in Heaven forever. We will rise up from this old sin-cursed earth to be with the Master of the Universe. Notice with me three things about this rising up that will take place when Jesus returns for His followers.
1. This rising up involves a very special Person.
2. This rising up involves a very special people.
3. This rising up involves a very special power.
+ Plus, listen to Al Green singing “He’s Coming Back” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”