The Bridge Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Worship Service
This Sunday at the Bridge Church, Pastor Michael Halcomb will deliver a sermon entitled: "Rethinking the Second Coming". Please invite a friend to church for worship and to hear a great message. Everyone is welcome!
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  • Radford High School
    Sunday 9:45 AM
Today's sermon: "Rethinking the Second Coming"
Article 15 Remix:

15. We believe that the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, will return. Those living at the time of His return will not greet Jesus before those Christians who are dead; rather, all who are alive will join with dead believers who, after they have been raised, will together meet the Lord in the air. From that point on, they shall be forever with the Lord.
Eccl 1:4 and Psalm 104:5

Eccl 1:4: A generation goes, a generation comes, yet the earth stands firm forever. (NJB)

Psalm 104:5: You fixed the earth on its foundations, for ever and ever it shall not be shaken; (NJB)
Mt 24:39-41

39b “This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes. 40 Then of two
men in the fields, one is taken, one left; 41 of two women grinding at the mill, one is taken, one left.” (NJB)
Mt 24:36-42

36 But as for that day and hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, no one but the Father alone. 37 ‘As it was in Noah’s day, so will it be when the Son of man comes. 38 For in those days before the Flood people were eating, drinking, taking wives, taking husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, 39 and they suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept them all away. This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes. 40 Then of two men in the fields, one is taken, one left; 41 of two women grinding at the mill, one is taken, one left. 42 ‘So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming.
1 Thess 4:13-18

13 We want you to be quite certain, brothers, about those who have fallen asleep, to make sure that you do not grieve for them, as others do who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 We can tell you this from the Lord's own teaching, that we who are still alive for the Lord's coming will not have any advantage over those who have fallen asleep. 16 At the signal given by the voice of the Archangel and the trumpet of God, the Lord Himself will come down from heaven; those who have died in Christ will be the first to rise, 17 and only after that shall we who remain alive be taken up in the clouds, together with them, to meet the Lord in the air. This is the way we shall be with the Lord forever. 18 With such thoughts as these, then, you should encourage one another.
Revelation 4:1

“Then, in my vision, I saw a door open in heaven and heard the same voice speaking to me, the voice like a trumpet, saying, ‘Come up here: I will show you what is to take place in the future.’”

Parousia in 1 Thess

1 Thess 2:19: “What do you think is our hope and our joy, and what our crown of honour in the presence of our Lord Jesus’ Parousia (kingly return)?”

1 Thess 3:13: “And may He so confirm your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless in the sight of our God and Father at the Parousia (kingly return) of our Lord Jesus with all His holy ones.”

1 Thess 4:15: He says, “We can tell you this from the Lord’s own teaching, that we who are still alive for the Lord’s Parousia (kingly return) will not have any advantage over those who have fallen asleep.”

1 Thess 5:23: “May the God of peace make you perfect and holy; and may your spirit, life and body be kept blameless for the Parousia (kingly return) of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Word of the Week

Parousia (kingly return)
Παρουσια
Rapture origins

1.1800s

2.Irish Teenager, Margaret MacDonald

3.John Darby Nelson (Plymouth Brethren)

4.Dwight L. Moody (Moody Press, Bible College)

5.C.I. Scofield

6.Jerry Jenkins & Tim LaHaye