Episode 173 Show Notes
Do You Think Jesus Will Return In Our Lifetime?
From the Show
Do you think Jesus will come in our lifetime?
On one hand, I'm really glad I grew up in a church that emphasized Jesus could come any day. That is the New Testament teaching. On the other hand, sometimes that was so emphasized, and they were reading the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. Here's where the danger comes, we should always be in a posture of "he could come any minute." But not, he will come Thursday…. Peter says [in[ 2 Peter 3:8-9, “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that to the Lord one day is 1,000 years and 1,000 years is one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise, as some count slowness, but rather he's patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance…” What would have happened to you, Peter is saying, to you Gentiles, if Jesus had not opened up a space for repentance and faith in him? So, it's all good news that Jesus has not come back yet because he is still building his church, he's still gathering people from every nation into his body, and we should be part of that. — Michael Horton
Questions in this Episode
1. How do you maintain hope that the church will survive when there is so much false teaching today?
2. Why exactly is the Trinity important? There are others like Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses’ who say they’re Christians but do not believe in the Trinity, but say Jesus is their savior. Isn’t that good enough?
3. Are “boundaries” Biblical? I have set boundaries with people and have been accused of holding a grudge.
4. Where in Scripture does it tell us the day that Jesus was born?
5. First Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” How does Jesus, being God, also act as our mediator to God? And why does this passage call Jesus a man?
6. What do you think about the unpardonable sin? Do you believe that some sins make restoration impossible?
7. Do you think that Jesus will return in our lifetime?
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