What Is the Gospel?
God’s Announcement of Good News Concerning His Son
The Return of Jesus Christ
Gospel – Review
- Gospel = King’s Good News announcement
- The Good News of Jesus Christ is God’s announcement of good news about who Jesus is and what Jesus has done.
Heart of the Gospel
- Christ has died for our sins and has risen again
- 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – vv.3-4 – (ESV) “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…”
Last Week’s Study: The Session of Jesus Christ
Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, in the highest place of honor and authority:
- He has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:20-21)
- He has given and is giving the Holy Spirit to His people (Acts 2:33, 38-39)
- He gives gifts to His people (Ephesians 4:7-16)
- He serves as our High Priest forever (Hebrews 7; Psalm 110:4)
Overview of End Times:
- At the end of the church age the Lord Jesus will come for the church – “The Rapture” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
- The world will enter the Tribulation – rebellion will reach climax and God’s judgement will be over the whole earth (Daniel 9:24-27; 2 Thessalonians 2)
- God’s judgement will be climaxed in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, when He returns to earth to rule (Revelation 19:11-21)
- Jesus will establish His 1,000 Year Kingdom on the Earth (Revelation 20:1-6)
- Jesus will end all rebellion (Revelation 20:7-10)
- Jesus will judge all of those not found in the Book of Life, sending them to hell forever (Revelation 20:11-15)
- All things will be made new (Revelation 21:1-8)
This Week’s Study: Jesus Will Return
- This will only be a summary study of the core essentials of Jesus’ return
- This will not cover every detail, but it will mainly focus on the key elements in the Apostle’s Gospel preaching:
- Jesus’ judgement of the world (Acts 2:34 -Ps. 110:1; Acts 10:42; Acts 17:30-31)
- The restoration of all things (all things made new) (Acts 3:19-21)
1. Jesus will literally, physically, and visibly return – public
- Acts 1:9-11
- Revelation 1:7 (ESV) Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
- Revelation 19:11-21
2. Jesus will establish His Kingdom
- Revelation 20:1-6 – A reign on the earth for 1,000 years
3. Jesus will end all rebellion, judge Satan, and judge the unsaved of all ages
- Revelation 20:7-10 – End of rebellion and judgement of Satan
- Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8 – Judgement of unsaved
4. Jesus will make all things new – Revelation 21:1-8
- He will destroy sin and its effects – Revelation 21:4
- He will dwell with His people – Revelation 21:3
5. Jesus will be worshipped by all
- Revelation 21:23-27 – inhabitants of the new heavens and new earth
- Philippians 2:9-11 – by ALL – every knee will bow, every tongue will agree with God that Jesus Christ is Lord.
How should believers in Jesus respond?
- Joy – We and the world will be released from sin and its effects someday
- Confident, Watchful Waiting – We should watch for Jesus’ coming with confidence and expectation.
- Urgent Gospel Proclamation – He is coming again in judgement! Be saved!
- Submission to Jesus – God’s program is to bring all things under the headship of Christ, so we willingly follow Him now.
- Worship – All will worship Jesus, this is God’s plan, so let’s begin and grow in this worship of the One who is worthy!
How can I be saved from His judgement and have confidence at His coming?
- Come to Jesus to receive eternal life without cost (Revelation 21:6)
- Overcome through faith in Him (Revelation 21:7 ; 1 John 5:4)
- see the Good News page for more!
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