The Two Advents of Jesus Christ

Contrast: First and Second Advents


Lesson XIV

April 24, 2005



Scripture Readings

2 Timothy 4:4              Turning from truth to fables

Jeremiah 30:1-3          The subject matter is “Israel”

I         The First Advent: Christ came to establish His Church

The Second Advent: Christ comes to manifest His Kingdom

II      The First Advent: connected with real geography

Matthew 2:1, 14, 23    at His beginning on earth

Acts 1:9-12                  at His return to Heaven

The Second Advent will be connected with real geography

Isaiah 63:1-7               Edom

Joel 3:11-1                  Valley of Jehoshaphat

Ezekiel 48:30-35         Jerusalem

III   The First Advent: There were two major aspects

1)      The Pre-Cross events

From the birth of John the Baptizer Luke 1:57-80

To the death of Jesus on the cross Luke 23:33-56

2)      The Post-Cross events

a)      The resurrection Matthew 28:8-9

Mark 16:9

Luke 24:36-46

John 20:11-18

b)      The first ascension John 20:17

c)      The return for forty days Acts 1:1-3

1 John 1:1-3

Included are these events:

John 20:19-31

John 21: 1-25

d)     The final ascension Acts 24:48-53

e)      The Second Advent: includes two major events

(i)     The Rapture 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

(ii)   The Revelation Revelation 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:7

Next lesson Contrast: The Rapture and Revelation of Christ