It’s easy to look at the events going on around the world today and think, It can’t get much worse than this. In fact, it can and, according to Jesus, it will. He unveiled this harsh reality to His disciples in Matthew 24:15–28.
Earthquakes. Famine. Wars. Lawlessness. Most Christians have some idea of the signs that occur during the time the Bible calls "the last days." Well guess what—we're living in them now! Just about every generation since the New Testament was written has thought the same. Some Christians are fascinated by the mysteries and symbols found in Revelation and love to unravel their secrets. Others feel that Revelation wasn't written for that purpose, so we're best off avoiding it altogether, lest we get sidetracked from our main calling.
What's the proper approach? What should we know about the end times, and what, if anything, should we do to live out our faith in the midst of these turbulent times? We hope these resources will increase your understanding of this important topic and will help you separate the solid truths of the Bible from the flimsy fantasies of the latest "end times" movie.
Jesus’ talk may not give the future’s full details, but it need not be confusing. Peer into these events with Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he carefully unravels Jesus’ final teaching.
The Bible gives us a preview of future events. It teaches us to be alert because Christ’s return could be tomorrow...it could be today!
Maybe you’ve gone to church all your life but have never come to terms with Christ. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.” Do you believe this?
Living in light of Christ’s return changes our perspective. And when we realize we will give an account for every idle word when we stand before Him it also changes our conduct.
Death is inevitable, and once you’re in its grip there is no escape. he good news is those in Christ don’t need to fear death because it ushers us into the presence of God.
The return of Jesus Christ is met with mixed emotions. For those who are ready there is a sense of comfort and anticipation. But for those who are not there is a mixture of confusion, intimidation, and—for a few—even fear.
Don’t neglect the here and now while waiting for the hereafter. Today is part of eternity. And it matters how we live.
Being left behind is a bad feeling. No one likes being out in the cold. But there will come a day when many people will know that awful feeling. It’s the day of the Second Coming when those without Christ will be left behind. This is a lighthearted look at Christ's return.
Tragic situations are transformed when God steps in. And He takes the most (seemingly) insignificant things to transform. Underdogs become overcomers, weaknesses turn into strengths, and obstacles are nothing but opportunities that launch significant events.