second coming

Metaphors of Hope

Sermon Title: Metaphors of Hope: The Second Coming in Christian Imagination
Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:37-44; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 21:1-4

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The belief that Jesus will one day return to earth is a central tenet of our faith. Jesus said he would return. So, all of orthodox Christianity testifies to the hope that Jesus will literally come again. Yet, we're not all in agreement as to what that will look like. How did such an important concept become so complicated, even bizarre? And why is it so critical that we exercise a disciplined imagination when interpreting Scripture? Listen to Pastor David share what the New Testament teaches about Christ's return, and why it matters that we hold to hopeful view of the future.

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Aliens & Exiles (9 of 9)

Sermon Series: Aliens & Exiles
Sermon Title: The Triumph of the Lamb (9 of 9)
Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 5:6-7, 12; 12:10-12; 19:11-16

After the resurrected Jesus ascended to the Father in heaven, angels appeared and told the disciples that Jesus would return. Paul tells us that Jesus would come again like a victorious king and be with his people in a forever Kingdom. And it’s in the book of Revelation that we see how Jesus brings about the end of empire and saves his exiles for a renewed earth. What will that look like?

In The Triumph of the Lamb (9 of 9), Pastor David concludes our series by encouraging us to be overcomers who defy the beast and worship the Lamb who was slain. 

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