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Sound the Trumpet! Christ's Second Coming to the Earth - Matthew 24:29-35 - Nov 4, 2001 - 692

The most significant event in Bible prophecy is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It is an event so important that there are over 300 separate prophecies relating to it in the Word of God, making it one of the most important doctrines in the Bible. It is the key that unlocks the door that leads to ... More

Showdown in Jerusalem: The Rise & Fall of the Antichrist - Matthew 24:15-28 - Oct 28, 2001 - 688

"We have more reason to believe that Christ could come in our generation than any generation which ever lived.” Tim LaHayeI agree with Tim LaHaye. When you consider the reestablishment of the nation of Israel in 1948, the rapid move toward a united Europe, the development of a global economy a ... More

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Why Christ May Come at Any Moment - Matthew 24:36-51 - Nov 11, 2001 - 689

Whenever I speak on Bible prophecy, one question always comes up sooner or later: When is Jesus coming back? No matter what else people want to know, it always comes back to a question of timing. “How close are we to the Second Coming? Do you think these are the last days? Could the Rapture ha ... More

Seven Signs Of The Second Coming - Aug 13, 2006

(Revised and Expanded January 9, 1991)The following things have happened in the last 72 hours:*Yesterday the Iraqi Revolutionary Council met with Saddam Hussein and reaffirmed that there would be no withdrawal from Kuwait either before or after January 15. “The idea of withdrawal exists only i ... More

The Winds Of War - Matthew 24:6 - Aug 6, 2006 - 142

(Date: January 20, 1991)What a week it’s been for all of us! This has been one of those rare moments when time, which had been rolling smoothly along, suddenly came to a total halt. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news?It was late Wednesday afternoon and I was rushing home so ... More

When is Jesus Coming Back? - Matthew 24:32-51 - Dec 28, 1997 - 528

"He may come at any time. He’s sure to come some time. Let’s be ready when he does come.” Andrew Blackwood Several weeks ago (December 15, 1997) U.S. News and World Report carried a cover story called “Dark Prophecies.” In it the author reported that according to a rece ... More

Countdown to Armageddon: Six Signs of the Second Coming - Matthew 24:1-14 - Oct 21, 2001 - 687

Last Wednesday afternoon I stood at Ground Zero in Manhattan looking at the ruins of the World Trade Center. I was there as part of a group of five men from Calvary who traveled 2,400 miles through 11 states plus the District of Columbia in 100 hours to deliver 7,000 copies of the gospel book, An An ... More

This Same Jesus: The Blessed Hope of the Church - Acts 1:10-11 - Apr 5, 1998 - 638

"They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way ... More

Beyond the Crystal Ball: Why I Believe in the Second Coming of Christ - Various - Dec 31, 1995 - 799

Consider the events of the last few weeks: *In Washington, the government shut-down has entered its sixteenth day, with no end in sight. While politicians argue where to place the blame, hundreds of thousands of workers remain idle. *In Israel, a religious Jew shot and killed Prime Minister Yitzak ... More

The Last Days According to Jesus - Oct 14, 2001

THE LAST DAYS ACCORDING TO JESUS by Ray Pritchard Not long after the terrorist attacks on September 11, Christians (and many non-Christians) began asking how the current world crisis relates to Bible prophecy and the Second Coming of Christ. The early answer goes like this: “We don’t know ... More

Animal Parade - Daniel 7 - Jan 30, 2000 - 150

A generation ago Ray Stedman put the matter this way: All voices agree together, secular and sacred alike, that we are coming to an unprecedented time of trouble in the world, and we shall never again see anything that could be regarded as normal times.As I read those words they seem as fresh to me ... More

Like a Thief in the Night - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 - Nov 10, 1996 - 314

Billy Graham says it. Pope John Paul II says it. Even some Orthodox Jewish rabbis have been saying it. They all agree that the coming of the Messiah is very near. Now why would a Protestant evangelist, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, and Jewish rabbis agree on anything? Because so many ... More

Allied Force Questions - Various - Jan 4, 1998 - 522

When we surveyed the congregation asking for their questions a few months ago, our high school ministry (called Allied Force) turned in their own set of questions. On October 12, the students joined me on the platform and participated in a live question-and-answer session. The questions that follow ... More

Noah's Ark: A Picture of Salvation - Genesis 6:9-22 - Aug 18, 2002 - 232

The story of Noah and the Ark is more popular than ever before. Even people who don’t know the Bible and never come to church know about Noah, his big boat, and all those animals coming in two by two. Two giraffes. Two tigers. Two snails, inching forward slowly. Two rabbits. Two parakeets. Eve ... More

Perilous Times - II Timothy 3 - Jul 27, 2003 - 490

You’ve probably heard the old joke about the fellow who was told, “Cheer up. Things could be worse.” So he said, “I did as I was told. I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse.” That in a nutshell is the message of II Timothy. The Apostle Paul, writing from a pri ... More

The Days of Noah: Why God Sent the Flood - Genesis 6:1-8 - Jul 28, 2002 - 230

This is the first of several sermons on Noah and the flood. As we begin our study of this important event, I’d like to focus our attention on a very crucial point: If this story is true, that is, if it really happened, if there once was a great flood that covered the entire earth, then what th ... More

A Man Called Jesus - Colossians 2:9 - Oct 10, 1999 - 303

"For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” These 13 words by the Apostle Paul contain a world of truth about Jesus Christ. They tell us that he is fully God. In him we find “all the fullness of the Deity.” The word “fullness” speaks of the essen ... More

A Peek into God's Calendar - Daniel 9:24-27 - Feb 27, 2000 - 158

My text has long been considered the most important passage in the book of Daniel. For 2000 years Christians have debated its true meaning. It is the key to prophetic interpretation and the backbone of biblical prophecy. If you understand what these verses mean, you will have a good framework for un ... More

Goats 1, Rams 0 - Daniel 8 - Feb 6, 2000 - 159

Before we jump into this chapter, several observations are in order. First, Daniel 8 on the surface appears to be dry as dust history in that it tells a story about a vision that was fulfilled in history over 2000 years ago. Second, the specific focus of the chapter centers around a time period that ... More

Is It Time Yet? Don't Forget the First Rule of the Spiritual Life - Acts 1:6-7 - Mar 8, 1998 - 635

So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.” Acts 1:6-7 A few days ago I happened to be in my car at no ... More

"The Witch Doctors Are Liars" - Haiti 1993 - Sep 9, 1993

You might say that we had a Murphy’s Law trip: Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Nothing went as we had planned. Most things weren’t even close to the way we planned. Yet God moved above and beyond our expectations. And through the chaos and trouble, we saw the power of G ... More

How to Spot Counterfeit Christianity - I Corinthians 12:10 - May 27, 1990 - 573

I’d like to begin by quoting from an article published in 1988 in Celebrity magazine. The article is entitled, “The Cult Rage Possesses the Stars,” and is subtitled “Shirley Maclaine, Linda Evans and Sharon Gless believe in spirits beyond the grave—Do you?” In t ... More

Fact or Fable in Genesis: Was the World Really Created in Six Days? - Genesis 1:1-2:3 - Apr 28, 2002 - 221

These are exciting days to study the book of Genesis. A great deal has been written on this book in the last few years and there has been much new research in the area of science and the Bible. It’s always a good thing to focus on issues that really matter. Sometimes in the church we spend too ... More

The First National Bank of Heaven - Matthew 6:19-21 - Nov 17, 1991 - 71

The results are in and the voters have spoken. Last night Edwin Edwards swamped David Duke in the governor’s race down in Louisiana. That is not a great surprise, given the avalanche of negative publicity against David Duke in the last few days. Perhaps the margin of victory was something of ... More

The Scripture Had to Be Fulfilled: Can We Still Believe the Bible? - Acts 1:15, 20 - May 10, 1998 - 639

It is sometimes asked why the early church grew so explosively. We know, for instance, that after Jesus ascended into heaven, approximately 120 men and women gathered in the upper room to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. While there were doubtless other disciples scattered across Israel, this ... More

Sola Scriptura: The Bible and Only the Bible - 2 Timothy 3:16 - Jun 15, 1997 - 676

"Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.” Psalm 119:89 “You have exalted above all things your name and your word.” Psalm 138:2b “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35 “The Scripture cannot be brok ... More

Does Israel Have a Future? - Romans 11:25-26 - Aug 11, 2006 - 771

The following things have happened in the last 96 hours:*A terrorist plot to blow up ten U.S.-bound jets was foiled when authorities in the United Kingdom arrested 24 suspects. London’s deputy police commissioner, Paul Stephenson, called it an attempt to commit “mass murder on an unimagi ... More

The Shaking of the Nations - Haggai 2:20-23 - Jun 8, 1997 - 295

All of us need some special encouragement from time to time. It may be that you need encouragement to stay in school, or to stay on the job, or just to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe you’re facing the surgeon’s knife and you fear what the future may hold. Perhaps you are struggling ... More

Be Still and Know - Psalm 46:10 - May 19, 2008 - 1154

I have had two communications from friends in China this week. Both of them came in response to the devastating earthquake that so far has taken at least 32,000 lives, perhaps as many as 40,000. Everyone agrees that the final total will be much higher. One friend wrote to say that for the first time ... More

Why I Believe in a Last-Days Worldwide Awakening - Jul 10, 2010

This topic has been on my mind for quite a while. I first delivered this talk at a missions conference in Montreal several years ago. It came to mind again this week after I was asked a question about the Second Coming during a question and answer session at Cannon Beach Conference Center in Oregon. ... More

Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in 2002 - Psalm 1 - Dec 30, 2001 - 2

Each January our church chooses a theme for the New Year. After much prayer we settled on “God’s Word: Our Unshakable Foundation” as the theme for 2002. We have two theme verses. The first comes from Isaiah 40:8, “The word of our God stands forever.” The second comes fr ... More

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