Central Christian Church Lampasas
TBA: The King Returns
We live in a restless world filled with violence, hate, war and other troubles. The future can seem uncertain. The Bible offers a future hope for Believers. Pastor Nathan examines what the Bible reveals about future things — Heaven, The Second Coming, End Times. Sundays at 10:30 AM starting Sunday January 1st.
Locations & Times
  • Central Christian Church
    204 S Broad St, Lampasas, TX 76550, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Sunday, Feb 26th
Mission Item of the Month for February: chili and shampoo
OCC Item of the Month for February: Accessories

Feb 19-26 Week of Compassion Offering
Feb 23 Birthday Party Regal 2-3 PM
Feb 26 CWF Chili Lunch

Mar 1 Ash Wednesday Service 6 PM
Mar 4 OCC Craft Day 2-4 PM
Mar 5 1st Sunday Collection for Lampasas Mission
Mar 8 Women’s Wednesday 6 PM -- Will meet the 2nd & 4th week in March.
Mar 12 Time Change
Board Meeting
Mar 15 CWF 8 AM
Mar 18 Men’s Breakfast 8 AM
Mar 22 Women’s Wednesday 6 PM
Mar 25 Lampasas Mission Golf Tournament

Fortunately, the Second Coming of Christ is not a disappointment.
Biblical prophecy provides some of the greatest encouragement and hope available to us today. Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ’s first advent, so both testaments are filled with references to the second coming of Christ. One scholar has estimated that there are 1,845 references to Christ’s second coming in the Old Testament, where 17 books give it prominence. In the 260 chapters of the New Testament, there are 318 references to the second advent of Christ—an amazing 1 out of every 30 verses. Twenty-three of the 27 New Testament books refer to this great event. For every prophecy in the Bible concerning Christ’s first advent, there are 8 which look forward to His second! The Second Coming is a key event that marks the end of this age and the beginning of the completion of God's plan.
Acts 1:10-11 describes the ascension of Jesus as being…
1. personal
2. bodily
3. visible
4. power (glory)
1st coming of Jesus, the Savior, was in humiliation – SERVANT (in humility).

2nd coming of Jesus, the King, will be glorious – KING (in glory & majesty).

In theology, the study of the last things to happen to earth is called ESCATHOLOGY… Greek eschatos (last) and logos (study).

Now Jesus Christ is in heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father, as our exalted PROPHET, PRIEST and KING, waiting for the time appointed by the Father to return to earth.
3 Greek words used of this event in the NT:
1. parousia (presence) 1 Thess. 3:13
2. apokalysis (revelation) 2 Thess. 1:7-8
3.epiphaneia (appearance) 2 Thess 2:8; Titus 2:13
The coming of Jesus will be nothing less than His ascension into heaven:
It will be an event of which everyone on earth will be abruptly aware, for it will mean the end things as they are and the universal recognition of the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth:
Purpose of Jesus Christ’s 2nd Coming (Why?)
1. To complete the salvation of saints
He has delivered us from the power and penalty of sin but then He shall deliver us from the presence of sin.
2. To be glorified in His saints
3. To bring to light the hidden things of darkness – 1 Cor. 4:5; 5:10 “… make manifest the counsel of the heart.”
An examination of the motives and the deeds of everyone, believer and unbeliever, together with judgment based on this evidence.
4. Judge – Jesus Christ will be the judge of the nations and every person who has ever lived.
6. Receive us to be with Himself - John 14:3
In Revelation 21-22 God Himself is presented dwelling with His people in the new Heaven and Earth, in eternal happiness and new order of existence.
Time of His Coming (When?)

1. Only the Father knows Matt. 24:36-44; 1 Thess. 5:2
Jesus Christ as God is omniscient and certainly knows the exact moment when it will occur.

2. Hour unknown – He comes like a thief in the night

3. One is taken, the other left
Will we be ready when Christ returns?