Search ResultsTrauma, Calling, Rapture This audio discussion by Scott Hoezee and David Bast respond to questions asked by listeners on pastoral topics such as trauma in Christian identity, calling and vocation, and the eschatological rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). Jesus Is Not Coming Soon Greg Garrett speaks into the continual predictions of the rapture, encouraging Christians to put their energy into living prepared for Christ’s coming in glory rather than trying to figure out when that coming will be. 16 golden greats of the king and queen of inspirational music This 33 1/3 rpm album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by James Cleveland and Shirley Caesar in 1978, with songs "Amazing Grace," "Rapture," "The Last Days," "Just Like Him," etc. The ecology of Revelation - God comes here In contrast to the popular idea of a rapture, Barbara Rossing maintains that Revelation 21:1-6 depicts God's commitment to earth, as God comes down to dwell among people. Surviving the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord Rather than seeing a dispensational argument for "the rapture of the faithful" in Matthew 24:36-44, Ben Witherington's commentary claims that Jesus exhorted his followers to remain vigilant in hope that they may endure Christ's approaching judgment. In My Womb, He Leaped for Joy An audio sermon and worship service on Luke 1:39-44. "More than a leap, the unborn John danced the dance of ecstatic eschatological rapture in his mother's womb. " Live in Philadelphia This album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by Dixie Hummingbirds in 1987, with the songs "Beaming from Heaven," "After the Rapture,"Everything is Alright," "Don't Give Up," and more. “America's Pastor” Prepared to Meet His Lord Grant Wacker's account of Billy Graham's statements about the inevitability of death, the importance of preparing for death, and the anticipation of eternal life, can be a source of sermon illustrations. Why bother with worship? Why bother with worship? This Catholic article says that worthy worship begins in justice and it is sustained by joy rooted in gratitude. The Resurrections and Judgments ... raised with Christ, the saints raised during the Rapture, the raising of the tribulation saints, and the ... Ready for the Rapture An illustration about a little girl quizzing her mother about believing in Jesus coming again. Upon hearing her mother's faith, the daughter asked for her hair to be combed to be ready for Jesus (Matthew 24:36). Inconvenient Rapture? James Sennett speaks of the appeal of trying to control our own lives, rather than taking the risk of letting God work - illustrating Isaiah 28:12 and Ecclesiastes 2:11. Full Text Hymns on Rapture Lord, When My Raptured Thought SurveysPD
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See more hymns... The End of It All An article by Brett Younger about the hope we find in the apocalypse, even when we don't fully understand it. "Believing that the end belongs to God breaks the power of the world." Disciples Called to Action This resource provides service planning notes for Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8. It focuses on a promise of the new covenant and its fulfillment, proclaiming Scripture with authority, and praying for justice. All Saints Sunday Planning Notes This resource from the United Methodist Church provides sermon planning notes for All Saints Day focusing on the multitude around the Lamb in Revelation and the beatitudes; as well as worship service ideas. All Saints Day Worship Resources Preaching and worship planning resources for All Saints Day, based on Revelation 7:9–17, Psalm 34, 1 John 3:1–3 and Matthew 5:1–12. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more. Waiting and Making Choices Drama, children's book, sermon notes, and image designed for worshiping with children through Joshua 24, Psalm 70 & 78, Amos 5, 1 Thessalonians 4 and Matthew 25. Racial Reconciliation in the Church In this academic paper, Michael G. Cartwright explores the success and failure of racial reconciliation in the American church in view of the prevailing mythology of whiteness and God's command in 2 Corinthians 5:18-20. Worship Resources Preaching and worship planning resources for Trinity Sunday, based on Proverbs 8, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5 and John 16:12-15, focusing on the Triune God. It includes resources for Peace with Justice and Heritage Sundays. Christmas Homilies Focusing on the Good Gifts of God. Each year as we approach Christmas we are reminded of the gift of Christ, and the way that God worked evil towards good. David's infidelity, Ruth's widowed status, and Pilate's commands. Each was worked towards good.