The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
In this series we shall study
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Plans, Prophecies, and Expectations
The Kingdom Is At Hand!
The Kingdom’s Nature
The Kingdom Comes
The Kingdom’s Citizens
The Kingdom’s Laws
The Kingdom’s Rewards
The Kingdom’s Defenders
– The Kingdom’s Future
– The Kingdom’s Alternative
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• What events are still to come? What prophecies
are yet to be fulfilled? When will it happen?
• Even now, the mockers are mocking (2 Pet. 3:3-4)
• ESCHATOLOGY: study of end-of-time events
• There is a day coming in the future…a great day!
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• Outline
– The Day of His Appearing
– The Day of Resurrection
– The Day of Destruction
– The Day of Judgment
– The Day of Deliverance
– The Day of Victory
– Are You Ready For That Day?
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• The Day of His Appearing
– The return of Jesus
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Matt. 24:30 “they will see the Son of Man coming”
Acts 1:11 “Jesus…will come in just the same way…”
1 Thess. 4:16 “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven”
Rev. 1:7 “every eye will see Him”
– How will people react to His appearing?
• Saved will rejoice
• Lost will mourn
• The mockers will be silenced
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• The Day of Resurrection
– Jesus taught on it: John 5:28-29
– The Thessalonians were afraid it already happened, so
Paul explained the order: 1 Thess. 4:13-17
– The Corinthians questioned what our resurrected
bodies will be like: 1 Cor. 15:42-44; 50-54
– Summary: All people will be raised up and changed to
a form suitable for existence in eternal spiritual realm.
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• The Day of Destruction
– 2 Pet. 3:7, 10-13
– Matt. 24:35 “heaven and earth will pass away”
– We will no longer have need for a physical realm…we
look to the new heavens and earth: a spiritual realm
– Jesus will not establish a kingdom on physical earth
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• The Day of Judgment
– Matt. 12:36; 2 Pet. 2:9; 3:7 “the day of judgment”
– Acts 17:31 “a day in which He will judge the world”
– Rom. 2:5;16 “day of wrath…God will judge the secrets”
– The righteous will be separated from the wicked
• Matt. 25:31-33
– The lost will be judged, sentenced
• John 12:48 “the word I spoke is what will judge him”
• Rev. 20:11-15
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• The Day of Deliverance
– Saints enter the heavenly kingdom
• Matt. 25:34 “inherit the kingdom prepared for you”
• 2 Tim. 4:18 “The Lord…will bring me safely to His
heavenly kingdom”
– The church will be delivered up to the Father
• 1 Cor. 15:23-24
– All the saved united in one eternal city: the new
Jerusalem, the new heavens and earth
• Rev. 21:10,27
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• The Day of Victory (1 Cor. 15:57)
– Our victory over Satan (Rom. 16:20)
• “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet”
– Christ’s victory of His enemies (Heb. 1:13)
• “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool
for your feet”
– Satan, Death, and Hades cast into lake of fire
• 1 Cor. 15:25-26 “last enemy that will be abolished is death”
• 1 Cor. 15:54-57 “Death is swallowed up in victory…”
• Rev. 20:10;14
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• Are you ready for that day?
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Matt. 24:36 – only the Father knows when
Matt. 24:42-44 “be on the alert”
Delay & “deathbed repentance” a dangerous gamble!
2 Cor. 6:2 - NOW is the acceptable time…TODAY is the day
of salvation!
– Heb. 4:7 “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR
HEARTS”
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s Future
• Summary: A Great Day Is Coming, when:
– The Lord will appear and all will see Him
– The dead will be raised, living will be changed
– The physical realm will be destroyed
– The lost will be condemned
– The church (kingdom) will be delivered up to God
– Victory over death, Hades, and Satan
– Are you ready for these things?
The Gospel of the Kingdom
• The end is coming, and we do not know when. Are
you prepared, if the Lord should return today?
• Obey the Gospel: believe, repent, confess, be
baptized, and God will add you to it! (Acts 2:38,47)
• If you previously entered but have since departed,
will you repent and return?
Hear , believe, and
obey the Gospel today!