The Day of His Lightning

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Matthew 24:27, ESV
For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.


Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Day of His Lightning
Pastor Zach Prosser

Care Group Discussion Guide Celebration Church
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Key Text: Matthew 24:26-28
Ø The Quickness of His Coming

  • Jesus will come in a moment or twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:51-58).
    § “Moment” is Atomos, which is “an atomic second, a moment that cannot be split.” § “Twinkling” means “in an instant.”

  • We will be caught up to be with Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18).
    § “Caught up” means “to claim or take away by force, to carry off or pull up.”

Ø His Coming is at an Appointed Time

  • No one knows when Jesus will return (Mark 13:32-33).

  • Jesus will come back as He left the earth (Acts 1:9-11).

  • God is not slow concerning His promises (2 Peter 3:1-10).

    § “Patient” means “long suffering.” 

Ø Be Ready for His Coming

     • Jesus is coming like a thief in the night (Luke 12:40; I Thessalonians 5:2; Revelation 16:15).

Ø How to Live Ready

  • Live a life of holiness and peace (2 Peter 3:11-15). 
    § “Holy conduct” means “set apart to the Lord.”
    § “Godliness” means “walking in God’s light.”
    § “Looking for” means “expecting.”
    § “Hastening” means “await eagerly and with great desire.”

  • Be a vessel of mercy (Romans 9:22-24).
    § The Greek word for “longsuffering” is the same word used for delayed judgement. § God wishes for none to perish (2 Peter 3:9).

  • Our motivation and determination changes when we consider eternity