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Introduction pt 2: Desire, Division, Divine Promise

Maybe I’ll get around to Micah this week!  Nope.  Oh the rich history of the Gospel come worship, listen, and by the Spirit grow!

Introduction: Desire, Division, and the Divine Promise of God in Micah

1 Thessalonians 5 – Pop Quiz

1 Thessalonians 4:13 The Rapture?

John Darby popularized the idea of “The Secret Rapture” around 1878 it has grown explosively as the doctrine of the American Evangelical churches since that time.  I’m including some of my research for this sermon for your own study.  Here’s a great qoute from DL Moody:

Problems with the pre-tribulational view are highlighted by Baptist (and premillennial) theologian Dale Moody, who wrote: “Belief in a pre-tribulational rapture . . . contradicts all three chapters in the New Testament that mention the tribulation and the rapture together (Mark 13:24–27; Matt. 24:26–31; 2 Thess. 2:1–12). . . . The theory is so biblically bankrupt that the usual defense is made using three passages that do not even mention a tribulation (John 14:3; 1 Thess. 4:17; 1 Cor. 15:52). These are important passages, but they have not had one word to say about a pre-tribulational rapture. . . . Pre-tribulationism is biblically bankrupt and does not know it” (The Word of Truth, 556–7).

Many Christians hold different views on this matter – it should not divide the Church.  We can disagree on some things – the rapture or our views of it should not be considered an essential of the faith.

Will Christians Be Secretly Raptured?


Colossians 3:12 Cycles pt 2

This message has 3 x 5 point cycles!  Here is the text to help you follow along:

Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with (cycle one)compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience

13(Cycle two) Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 

16 Let the (cycle three) word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 1:21-23 You Were Aliens

Acts 21: To Jerusalem and Death – Concurrence