These Last Days: Understanding the End Times

Download the following PDF files for the first lesson: Bible Study Syllabus • Foreword (by Michael Horton) • Preface to the Expanded Edition • Introduction • Chapter 1 • Endnotes to Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1 … [Read more...]

Gadaffy the New Antichrist?

To whet your appetite for this coming Lord's Day sermon, I'm excerpting from a post in my blog on August 14, 2008, less than three months before the last U.S. presidential elections. The Republican campaign put together … [Read more...]

Vengeance and Glory at the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus

In the new heaven and new earth, believers will get rest from tears, death, mourning, crying and pain. All the curses of nature—earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, hailstorms, drought, pestilence—will cease, and the earth … [Read more...]

Exhortations and a Prayer for Peace Through Sanctification

You did not choose God out of your own free will. God did not give you a new heart because you decided to have faith and repent of your sin. Your righteousness was given to you by Christ because you were chosen by God … [Read more...]

“Since You are Children of the Day, the Second Coming Should not Surprise You Like a Thief in the Night”


As dual citizens—sojourners and exiles in this world, but members of God’s holy nation—you are to be ready, living holy and godly lives, using the weapons of faith, love and hope so you may persevere until he comes. Be … [Read more...]

“Encourage One Another with These Words About the Resurrection”

  Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. All … [Read more...]

A Pastor’s Prayer for His Church

As true brotherly love increases and abounds more and more, it is also accompanied by “knowledge and all discernment." It is not blind love. We do not love for the sake of love, just as we do not unite for the sake of … [Read more...]

Qualities of a Gospel-Driven Mission Work

The emergent movement is the clearest example today of what Paul calls in our text as an appeal that “[springs] from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive… with words of flattery,” all with the intention of … [Read more...]

Thankful for a Church Faithful in the Last Days

Together with most of the other New Testament writers, Paul affirms that the last days were inaugurated in the first-century A.D. when Christ first came down from heaven. If this is true, then like the Thessalonians, we … [Read more...]

Mount of Olives: Jesus’ Three-Point Sermon on What in the World Will Happen

Scripture Readings: Zephaniah 1:7-18; Matthew 24:1-44 (text) October 3, 2010 • Download PDF sermon “There is no doubt that the Antichrist has already been born. Firmly established already in his early years, he will, … [Read more...]