Sermons on Jesus Christ's Return


Jesus Christ's second coming will occur just as man finally realizes that without God, all hope is lost. When He returns, the dead saints will be resurrected, and the living saints will be changed 'in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet'. These sermons show that the Messiah will establish His Kingdom on the earth, and the world will have peace at last during the Millenium.

As a Thief in the Night
Summary: David Grabbe, reflecting on the turbulent conditions which occur before Jesus Christ returns, warns us that the admonition to watch, in Luke 21:36, does not mean to become a "news junkie" avidly watching world events, but instead is a sober... 

Christ's Second Coming
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing upon the Feast of Trumpets as the "keystone" holy day, suggests that it memorializes God's deliverance of Israel beginning with Joseph and ending with Moses, and looks forward to Christ's return when God will fu... 

Clouds
Summary: David Grabbe, reminding us that this pivotal holy day looks back to the appearance of God at Mount Sinai and the reappearing of Christ, points out that both events were accompanied by clouds. Clouds appeared with the coming of the rainbow, a sign of ... 

Examining God's Judgments
Summary: In this sermon on Judgment, John Ritenbaugh emphasizes the actual process of handing down a decision. In this aspect of judgment, sanctification and purification bring about a restoration or refreshing in which liberty and reconciliation is restored.... 

Holy Days, Signs, and Names
Summary: David Grabbe, acknowledging that the Sabbaths (including the annual Sabbaths) serve as signs identifying the people of God, examines the groupings of eight signs marked by John, suggesting that the fifth sign (John 6:16) we can readily associate with... 

How Long, O Lord?
Summary: In this sermon, John Ritenbaugh points out that the symbolism of the numerous (112) biblical references for trumpets suggests (1) an announcement of a specific event and (2) an alarm of what is to follow. In most cases the devastating horrendous even... 

Patiently Waiting for Christ's Return
Summary: Martin Collins examines the factors causing urgency and impatience demonstrated by people waiting for Christ to return. We desperately need to develop patience: an active, God given restraint and constancy in endurance while facing trials, realizing ... 

The Resurrection From the Dead
Summary: John Ritenbaugh asserts that all the hopes of a Christian revolve around the Day of Trumpets, placed like an axle or fulcrum, right in the middle of the Holy Days. Our entire lives revolve around the hope of a resurrection from the dead, a powerful m... 

The Seventh Trumpet
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh discusses the pivotal holy day, the Feast of Trumpets, a day looking back to three holy days in which God deals with individuals and looks forward to three holy days in which God works with progressively larger groups. This day is ... 

The Two Witnesses (Part 1)
Summary: In beginning a series on the Two Witnesses, Richard Ritenbaugh, wary of previous abuses of prophecy, asserts that God wants us to recognize them as they occur or shortly after they have occurred. For individuals to cling dogmatically to an interpreti... 

True or False Hope?
Summary: David Grabbe, focusing on Jeremiah 28:5-12, describing Hananiah's false prophecy about God breaking Nebuchadnezzar's yoke over Judah, indicates that this false prophecy gave them false security, causing an acquiescing into sin and a symbolic replacem... 

Trumpets and Hope
Summary: Using The Poseidon Adventure as an analogy, Richard Ritenbaugh suggests that just as it took one swimmer to go through the submerged vessel with a rope giving his life for his fellow passengers, Christ gave his life serving as our forerunner through ... 

Trumpets Means War!
Summary: In this Feast of Trumpets message, Richard Ritenbaugh indicates that God (sometimes referred to as the Lord of Hosts) will marshal an army of resurrected saints who will wage a just war. Trumpets represent a cry of alarm and a call to action. The onl... 

Trumpets: Glorious Appearings
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the significance of the Day of Trumpets, asserts that it is characterized by shouting or a memorial of blowing of trumpets (teruah), signifying alarm, joy, or excitement. Before the commandment to keep this feast, on... 


For more on the Feast of Trumpets, the rapture, Jesus Christ's second coming, and the tumultuous end-time events leading up to it, see the articles on Jesus Christ's Return.



 
 
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