Sermon Archives: Studies in Eschatology

This is a brief survey of what Scripture teaches regarding the end times. I hope that you enjoy the series finding it encouraging, and edifying as we consider what God has done, is doing, and what He will do.

Focused Pilgrims (1 Peter 1:13-21)

Oct 17, 2010

We come to the end of our study on the last things. We talked about the final coming of Christ as the last thing that happens. If this is the case that Christ comes, and that is the end of time when we enter into glory, then why would we want to live our lives […]

The Last Coming (1 Cor. 15:20-28; 50-58)

Oct 10, 2010

The Lord is coming again at the end of history. Or will there be another temporary history that will take place after Christ comes again? When Christ comes will that really be the end or will he finally bring in the kingdom? Or is the kingdom now? If this is the kingdom then where is […]

Sojourning as a Temple People (Hebrews Texts)

Oct 3, 2010

We are coming close to wrapping up our study of the end times or eschatology. We continue now with the theme of sojourning through this world. You would think that once you have Christ this life is easy without much hardship. If we experience hardship as a Christian does that mean we are failing? How […]

Living in the 70th Week (Daniel 9 BC 37)

Sep 26, 2010

We think of Daniel as being pious, protected by the Lord, and one who desires what is best for Israel. There is no denying that these claims are true, but how is Daniel short sighted? If Daniel receives revelation from the Lord he would see the full picture right? How does Gabriel’s revelation regarding the […]

Sojourning Citizens (Misc. Texts)

Sep 19, 2010

When Israel was in exile there is no doubt that they experienced many trials. I am sure that one of the biggest trials they faced was living under foreign authority whether it was in Canaan or in Babylon. Did Israel have the right to take up arms during this time? How come they could not […]

What is John's Problem? (Luke 7:18-30)

Sep 12, 2010

There is no doubt that John the baptist is a prophet. He is the last prophet called by the Lord, and he closes the Old Testament canon. It must have been a joy to be John as he is a prophet who sees the substance of the message he brings to the people. If this […]

The Church and Israel (Gal. 3, 4; Eph. 4:1-6)

Sep 5, 2010

The people of Israel served their place in covenant history, and they are a people who are a picture of the joy of dwelling in heaven. They had a land, the Lord dwelt in their midst of the land, they had the temple, and they had a priesthood among many other things. Yet, they still […]

If Joshua Gave them Rest… (Joshua 24; Hebrews 4:8-13)

Aug 29, 2010

We are people who are secured by the work of Christ, but yet we wait for the fullness of the blessings of Christ. This simply means that now we have the Holy Spirit as a guarantee for our entrance into heaven. In other words now we desire to enter heaven, but wait for that glorious […]

The Lords Playground (Misc. Texts)

Aug 8, 2010

We can sympathize with the Psalmist who asks the Lord "how long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? When we look around us we can see plenty of really bad and rotten people getting ahead while the honest guy does not seem to advance as fast. How do we deal with […]

The Patriarch's Pilgrimage (Genesis 12, 15, Hebrews 11)

Jul 25, 2010

Abram is called from his homeland to journey and wander in a land that is his. The thing that is really strange about this land is that he does not own it, but is called to live his life in light of dwelling in this land as his land. Is there a discrepancy in the […]

The Triumphant Seed (BC 37; Genesis 3:15; Rev. 12:1-6)

Jun 27, 2010

We learned in our last sermon that the promise of heaven was held out for Adam. This means that the heavenly goal is offered even before there is the promise of redemption or salvation. How is the Lord going to bring about His redemption? What kind of struggle will we see in scripture? What will […]

End Times before Salvation? (Rev. 2:7; 22:2)

Jun 20, 2010

Many times when we think about our study of the end time we think in terms of the end times. We think about questions like, "What will happen when Jesus comes?" or "How will the final judgment happen?" or "What is the resurrection going to be like?’ However, we never think in terms of Adam […]