The Second Coming of Jesus Christ – Deric Bartlett


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This week, Pastor Deric continues his 5-part series with a message titled ‘The Second Coming of Jesus Christ’ based on Mark 13:24-37

1. The second coming will rock the world (v. 24-25) 

2. The second coming is a revelation of Jesus Christ to the world (v.26) 

3. The second coming is proof that Jesus is preeminent in all things (v. 27) 

4. The second coming fills God’s people with expectation and hope (v. 28-37) 

ICEBREAKER: What is the best part of an action/adventure movie? I would suggest that it’s when the “hero” shows up and “wins the day”! What would be some of your favorite movie or show scenes like this? 

1.When we see the word, “but” in Scripture, it often means a switch or a change in direction of some sort. Compared to the descriptions in verses 19 to 23, how is the perspective significantly changing here in verses 24 and 25?  

2. These verses are very similar to a number of old testament passages (Isa.13:6-10; Isa.34:4; Ezek.32:7-8). With this background in mind, how would you describe what Jesus is telling us here? 

3. What do the words “they will see” taken from the ESV translation of verse 26 indicate about the posture of Jesus followers? How might we be prepared to “see” what Jesus describes? 

4. While there is an element of excitement and awe generated from this passage, this is also a word of caution from Jesus. Why so? Read Daniel 7:9-10 for some additional insight and a clue. 

5. How should this passage inspire Jesus’ church today and in the limited time we have ahead of us?

6. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?  

“Preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Lion of the tribe of Judah will soon drive away all His adversaries.” 

Charles Spurgeon