LAST DAYS

{FINAL ERA}

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  1. From This Evil Age - (The death of Jesus signaled the commencement of the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Pentecost and the Last Days - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, the age of fulfillment) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Fulfillment of the Feast - (Acts 2:1-4 -The long-anticipated time of fulfillment arrived in Jesus with the gift of the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  4. In the Last Days - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, just as prophesied by Joel) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Ends of the Ages - (According to Paul, with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, the “ends of the ages” have arrived for the church) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Last Hour - (The presence of false teachers demonstrates that the “last hour” already is upon us) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Season is at Hand - (In Revelation, the “last days,” the “season of the end” began with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Paul anchored all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age)
  9. New Covenant - New Creation - (The promises to Abraham find their fulfillment in the New Covenant in Jesus and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  10. People of the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent Satan)

{SIGNS OF THE END}
  1. The Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared the end will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations – Matthew 24:14)
  2. Final Events - (In presenting his arguments for the resurrection, Paul lays out several events that occur prior to  the arrival of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Paul, Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul did not provide a detailed outline of “signs and seasons,” but exhorted believers to live righteously now)
  4. Sons of Light - (The Day of the Lord will mean salvation to the “sons of light” who remain ever vigilant and prepared for it) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Knowing Times and Seasons - (Jesus did not command his disciples to know and calculate the “times and seasons” of his return in glory - Acts 1:6-8) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Great Falling Away - (The New Testament warns of the coming “apostasy” that will occur prior to the arrival of the “day of the Lord”) - {PDF Copy}

{HIS ARRIVAL}
  1. Then Comes the End - (The return of Jesus at the end of the age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)- {PDF Copy}
  2. His Parousia - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and the final judgment) - {PDF Copy}
  3. New Heavens and Earth - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Redemption and the Parousia - (At the heart of Christian hope is the future resurrection of the saints at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Death of Death - (The resurrection, cessation of death, and New Creation all occur at the "arrival" of Jesus at the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  6. His One Final Return - (The coming of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the “age to come,” including the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Revelation of our Lord Jesus - (At the revelation of Jesus, the saints will experience glory, but the wicked will receive everlasting destruction) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Day of Visitation - (Peter exhorts Christians to persevere in suffering and live holy lives in the knowledge of the "day of visitation") - {PDF Copy}
  9. His Longsuffering - (In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Day of our Lord Jesus - (The return of Jesus will be the Day of the Lord when the dead are raised, the wicked are judged, and death will cease) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Rescuing Us from Wrath - (1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - Even now, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the future “wrath” of God) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Blameless in Holiness - (1 Thessalonians 3:13 - Paul prays that the Thessalonians be found blameless on the day Jesus arrives in glory accompanied by his angels) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Dead Rise First - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Resurrection in Thessalonica - (Foundational to the hope of the church is the bodily resurrection of believers that will take place when Jesus arrives from heaven) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Just Judgment of God - (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - His coming will mean vindication for the righteous but everlasting loss for the wicked) - {PDF Copy}
  16. His Appearance - (When Jesus “appears,” faithful believers will rejoice exceedingly and participate fully in the glories revealed on that day) - {PDF Copy}
  17. The Day of Wrath - (The day of “wrath” is coming when the wicked will pay the ultimate price for their disobedience to God  Romans 2:5) - {PDF Copy}
  18. The Wrath of God - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, “wrath” refers to the final judicial sentence of God on His enemies)
  19. Redemption of our Body - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation since both are integral to the promised redemption) - {PDF Copy}

Courtesy Mary L. Maas (marymaas@comcast.net)
[Dusk on Fidalgo Island, Washington, b Mary L. Maas]