Discovery Fellowship Church
Parousia #5 - Great Expectations
Locations & Times
  • Discovery Fellowship Church
    6630 Brittany Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Discovery Online
    Sunday 9:00 AM
A Super-power?

- Ability to fly
- Invisibility
- Super-strength
- X-ray vision
- Teleportation
- Shape-shifting
- Wish-granting
- Impervious to pain
- Ability to heal
- Ability to foretell the future
“The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt,

The evil deed predicted by the bearer of a petition:

According to the prediction another falls at night,

Conflict in Reims, London, and pestilence in Tuscany”

Michel de Nostredame
(1503 – 1566)
“There is no reason anyone would ever want a computer in their home.”
-- Ken Olson, D.E.C., 1977

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
-- David Sarnoff, R.C.A., 1922

Who the (****) wants to hear film actors talk?"
-- H.M. Warner,
Warner Bros. Studios, 1927

“Radio has no future… Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible… X-rays will prove to be a hoax”
-- Lord William Thomson, 1899

“With over 50 models of cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market."
-- U.S. Business Week, August 2, 1968

“Dr. Louis Pasteur's theory of ‘germs’ is ridiculous fiction."
-- Dr. Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology Toulouse University, 1872

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication”
-- Western Union Corp. (internal memo), 1876

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”
-- Charles H. Duell, U.S. Commissioner Office of Patents, 1899

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
-- Thomas Watson, Chairman, IBM, 1943

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”
-- Decca Records executives, 1962
The idea of an actual, literal “return” of Jesus Christ seems absolutely ridiculous. Who in their right mind would believe it, much less expect it?
#1. Until Jesus returns, His disciples are to be filled with God’s Spirit and boldly clear in their witness about Him(Acts 1:6-11)

#2. Jesus comes to earth in God’s Plan to send forth His Word to change the world (Isaiah 55:6-11, John 1:1-2, 14-18, Revelation 19)

#3. Though many doubt & frequently scoff about Jesus’ return, His disciples understand both the ignorance of mockers & the patience of God’s heart (2 Peter 3:1-9)
What Can We Know About Timing?

#1 Jesus will return to earth toward the END of the GREAT TRIBULATION period
#2 Before Jesus’ Return to Earth, His Church Will be “Caught up” (raptured) to Meet the Lord in the Air
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NASB2020

#3 The Rapture (up) of the Church & Jesus’ Return (down) are 2 Stages of His Parousia

1. These Truths Should Comfort Us
1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 NASB2020

2. Scripture Calls Us to Alertness
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 NASB2020

Jesus is Coming Back
Know it… Believe it… Share it!


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