Sermons on Eschatology

Sermons on Eschatology

Revelation 1:4-8

Revelation 1:4-8 contains a greeting from the triune God and a doxology of Christ, who saved sinners from their sins and who is coming back to judge the world. God is glorious and worthy of praise in light of who He is and what He’s done to save sinners.

Isaiah 65:17-25

In Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah gloriously describes the New Heavens and the New Earth. God will reestablish fellowship with his people. There will be unending joy. The curse will be undone. Everything will be turned to blessing. Such is the glorious end for all those who trust in Christ.

Isaiah 65:8-16

In Isaiah 65:8-16 Isaiah prophesies of the two ends of the two kinds of people described in 65:1-7. The difference of these two ends is an encouragement to turn to God and a warning about the consequences of not turning.

Philippians 3:17-4:1

In Philippians 3:17-4:1 Paul urges the Philippians to be fellow imitators of Christ with him. There are many who walk as enemies of the cross of Christ, but we are to be heavenly minded, looking with eager anticipation to the return of the Savior.

Isaiah 63:1-6

In Isaiah 63:1-6 Isaiah gives the final of four messianic prophecies in chapters 59-63. Here the emphasis falls on Christ coming in judgment. How does this judgment relate to the other oracles of salvation? We see here that salvation comes through judgment. The judgment of sin on the cross is the surest guarantee of another future judgment which will destroy the wicked and bring vindication to the godly.

Isaiah 60:1-22

Zion was in darkness due to her sins, but now, as a result of the salvation worked through the Messiah, light arises over her. The coming of Christ leads to all nations coming and serving Zion, bringing their tribute, as she is gloriously transformed in the new creation. The gifts that are brought are fulfilled when the light of a star arises over Christ and the Magi bring their gifts of tribute to him at his birth.

Philippians 1:9-11

In Philippians 1:9-11 Paul prays that the Philippians would grow in love, knowledge, and discernment in view of the return of Christ. Paul’s prayer is a reminder that we must all live with the return of Christ in view.

Matthew 15:29-31

In Matthew 15:29-31 Christ heals many on a mountain.  Mountains are significant in the gospel of Matthew as they point to the fulfillment of the mountain of God theology in the OT.  What is the purpose of this summary of Christ’s miracles?  To indicate that the new creation has come in Christ.  Christ’s miracles are a foretaste of the resurrection.

1 Samuel 4:12-22

Many believe that God will not come in judgment. They say that God is a God of love, not wrath. The Scriptures, however, make it clear that God is always faithful to his word, not just the words of promise, but also the words of judgment. This is evident in 1 Samuel 4:12-22 where God brings upon Eli the judgment prophesied in chapter 2 as well as a more general judgment on the people of God as a whole.

Proverbs 9:13-18

In the gospel eternal life is offered. Wisdom has set a great feast, and yet, many refuse. Why is this the case? Many reasons can be given, but one significant reason is that there is another offer to go to another feast, and many choose this one over Wisdom’s. This is the feast of folly, built on the foundation of sin. Ultimately, it leads to death. Those who are foolish content themselves with this feast that leads to death.

Hebrews 13:7-16

In Hebrews 13:7-16 the author explains that christians ought to obey their leaders rather than be led away after the false teachings of others who emphasize an earthly altar.  The passage is a reminder that our faith focuses on the world to come rather than this one.

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

In Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43 Christ gives the parable of the wheat and the weeds, showing that there will always be a mixture of the righteous and the wicked until the last day.  The great separation will happen at the judgment when Christ sends forth his angels to gather the wheat into the barn but to reserve the weeds for fire. Such is the warning for all Christians, not to presume salvation based on outward membership and not to expect…