Before Jesus went back to heaven, what promise did He make?
2. To what “blessed hope”
did the apostle Paul look forward? Titus 2:13
3. Jesus came once
already to bear the sins of many. Unto whom will He come the second time? Hebrews 9:28
“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his
Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his
works.” Matthew 16:27 .
“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be
strong, fear not:behold, your God will come . . . he will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:4 .
4. The disciples
understood that Jesus’ coming would mark what point in the world’s history?
5. Why is it important
for us to know the vital details about how Jesus will come? Matthew 24:24
The first chapter of Acts describes how
Jesus went back to heaven. Notice the emphasis on the fact that the disciples
actually watched Him go up: “while they beheld” (verse 9) “their sight” (verse 9) “while they looked” (verse 10) “gazing” (verse 11) “ye have seen him go” (verse 11)
6. What were they then
told about the manner in which He will return? Acts 1:11
11. What effect can
the sight of one angel have upon humans? Matthew 28:2-4
The coming of Jesus with all His angels
will be literally earthshattering. Notice Revelation’s description: “And the
heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and
island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great
men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every
bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the
mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the
face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the
great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:14-17 .
“And there was a great earthquake,
such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so
great. . . . And the cities of the nations fell. . . . And every island fled
away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out
of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent.” Revelation 16:18-20 .
12. What did
Jesus say to do when they tell you that He is coming secretly? Matthew 24:26
“Our God shall come, and shall not keep
silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round
about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he
may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a
covenant with me by sacrifice.” Psalm 50:3-5 .
13. All the tribes of
the earth will mourn as they see Jesus doing what? Matthew 24:30