The End Times – Eternal Perspective – Part 2

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The End Times – Eternal Perspective

Part 2 – Is This The End?

Pastor Elio's sermon notes for Sunday October 1st & 3rd, 2021

 

Luke 21:10-11 NIV
10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

 

Matthew 24:8 NIV
8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

 

 

How should we respond? 1. Don’t be Complacent

How should we respond? 1. Don’t be Complacent

2 Peter 3:3-7 NIV
3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

 

Luke 21:34 NIV
34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.

 

“We don't believe something by merely saying we believe it, or even when we believe that we believe it. We believe something when we act as if it were true.” Dallas Willard

“We don’t believe something by merely saying we believe it, or even when we believe that we believe it. We believe something when we act as if it were true.” Dallas Willard

2. Focus on Christ’s Mission

2. Focus on Christ’s Mission

2 Peter 3:8-9 TPT
8 So, dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape your notice: a single day counts like a thousand years to the Lord Yahweh, and a thousand years counts as one day. 9 This means that, contrary to man’s perspective, the Lord is not late with his promise to return, as some measure lateness. But rather, his “delay” simply reveals his loving patience toward you, because he does not want any to perish but all to come to repentance.

 

Luke 14:21 TPT
21 “The servant reported back to the host and told him of all their excuses. The master became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go at once throughout the city and invite anyone you find—the poor, the blind, the disabled, the hurting, and the lonely. Invite them to my banquet.’

 

Luke 14:23 TPT
23 “So the master told him, ‘All right. Go out again, and this time bring them all back with you. Persuade the beggars on the streets, the outcasts, even the homeless. Insist that they come in and enjoy the feast so that my house will be full.’

 

3. Jesus will Return Without Warning

3. Jesus will Return Without Warning

 

2 Peter 3:10 KJV
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

 

Matthew 24:43 TPT
43 “But realize this: If a homeowner had known what time of night the burglar would come to rob his house, he would have been alert and ready, and not let his house be robbed.

 

Matthew 24:42 TPT
42 This is why you must stay alert: because no one knows the day your Lord will come.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 TPT
4 But you, beloved brothers and sisters, are not living in the dark, allowing that day to creep up on you like a thief coming to steal. 5 For you are all children of the light and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night nor to darkness. 6 This is why we must not fall asleep, as the rest do, but keep wide awake and clearheaded.

 

4. Live with a kingdom Perspective

4. Live with a kingdom Perspective

2 Peter 3:11-14 TPT
11 Since all these things are on the verge of being dismantled, don’t you see how vital it is to live a holy life? We must be consumed with godliness 12 while we anticipate and help to speed up the coming of the day of God, when the atmosphere will be set on fire and the heavenly bodies consumed in a blaze. 13 But as we wait, we trust in God’s royal proclamation to be fulfilled. There are coming heavens new in quality, and an earth new in quality, where righteousness will be fully at home. 14 So, my beloved friends, with all that you have to look forward to, may you be eager to be found living pure lives when you come into his presence, without blemish and filled with peace.

 

Philippians 3:18-19 NLT
18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth.

 

Philippians 3:20 NLT
20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.

 

2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT
18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

 

Colossians 3:2 NLT
2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

 

2 Peter 3:1 NLT
1 This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory.

 

2 Peter 1:12 NLT
12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught.

 

- Don’t be Complacent - Focus on Christ’s Mission - Be Ready, Christ could return at any moment - Live with a Kingdom Perspective

– Don’t be Complacent – Focus on Christ’s Mission – Be Ready, Christ could return at any moment – Live with a Kingdom Perspective

 

 

 

 

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