The Second Coming of Christ

The Second Coming of Christ

Titus 2:11-15

11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

13 while we wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

     The fact is the New Testament teaches the return of the Lord in the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles, the Letters, and Revelation. Some people think that the death, resurrection and the ascension is the finished work of Christ. Jesus is still ministering (Heb 7:25). The finished work of Christ is when all will acknowledge his Lordship (Phil. 2:10-11). 

1.  The Manner of His Coming.

     The first coming of Jesus dealt with the biggest problem of mankind-sin. Hebrews 9: 28 The second coming of Jesus deals with the completion of salvation and more importantly judgment. 

2.  The Means of His Coming

     There are three words in the New Testament to describe the coming of the Lord: Parousia, Apocalypsis, Epiphany.

Parousia-seems to imply a visit that someone important (like royalty)-the royal presence. Jesus will be revealed for all.

Apocalypsis-means a revelation

Epiphany-means a manifestation. Jesus is coming in the clouds.

Summary-The means will be a revelation of the appearance of the Royal King. 

3. The Motive for His Coming

     Why does Jesus need to return? You say I thought salvation was the only point of Jesus coming. Did He not finish? What is the purpose and motive for the return of Jesus Christ?

1.  Reward

2.  Judgment

Would you agree with me that the world is in disorder?   

Life Application

1.  God expects us to live godlly lives in this present age of grace. v. 11-12

2.  God expects us to wait in expectation for the return of Jesus. v. 13-14

3.  God expects us to teach with boldness the fact that Jesus is coming again. v. 15

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