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Are You Ready?

Jesus is coming!  How do you react to that statement of truth?  Some people wring their hands in fear.  Or roll their eyes in skepticism.  Or yawn with disinterest.  Or jump up and down with excitement.  How should we react to that statement? While no one knows the day or the hour of His return, Jesus Himself instructed His disciples repeatedly to be ready (Luke 12:35, 38, 40, 47).  And the Bible tells us exactly how.

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:1-13

I.  BY BEING FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE    

  • In your own words, describe the event Paul is referring to in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
  • Do you think this event is symbolic, spiritual, or a literal event that will take place in human history?  Give Biblical reasons for your answer.
  • What additional information about this future event do you learn from 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 Matthew 24:36-42?  Matthew 25:1-13?
  • How are we encouraged to use this information?  1 Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11; John 14:1-3.
  • If Jesus returns tomorrow, what will you wish you had done differently today?

II.  BY BEING FAITHFUL IN THE PRESENT

III.  BY BEING FILLED EVERY MOMENT

If you are ready, what will you do to help others get ready?  And if you are not ready, what will you do to get ready yourself?  Do it now.

This Bible study was prepared especially for the Spring 2014 Newsletter.

Download the PDF of this Bible study here to print or email.

 

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