Sermons on The Second Coming of Christ

Sermons on The Second Coming of Christ

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.

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.

Hebrews 4:1-11

In Hebrews 4:1-11 the author builds on the exhortation given in 3:7-19. He shows that the oath forbidding some to enter God’s rest implies a promise for all of those who will hear the Word of God with faith. Those who hear with faith will enter into the rest of God, which is the true fulfillment of the rest spoken of at creation in Genesis 2:2. This Sabbath rest has been won for God’s people through Christ, who rested from…

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 (Part 2)

In Deuteronomy 30:1-10 Moses teaches that the people of God will one day return from exile at which point God will circumcise the hearts of his people. Paul teaches us that all the promises of God are “yes” and “amen” in Christ (2 Cor. 1:20). In this sermon Pastor Grasso shows how Christ fulfills all of the promises in Deuteronomy 30:1-10.

Song of Songs 8:6-14

The Song of Songs concludes in 8:6-14 with several lessons to learn from the book as a whole. First, sexual love is strong and therefore must be confined to a covenant relationship (marriage). Second, love must be protected. We must strive for chastity both in marriage and in our relationship with God. Third, love brings contentment and joy. Nothing else is needed in life. Fourth, love looks with anticipation to being with the Beloved, namely, it looks to the coming…

Song of Songs 7:1-8:5

In the Song of Songs 7:1-8:5 the Shulamite and her beloved are finally reunited and experience the bliss of sexual union in the context of marriage after being separated for a time. This ending to the story shows the need to persevere in marriage, but more than that, it shows the need for every Christian, having been redeemed by Christ and brought into union with him, to long for and to seek to hasten His return. The consummation at the…

Song of Songs 6:4-13

In the Song of Songs 6:4-13 we see the beloved’s persevering and transforming love for the Shulamite. She describes herself as “dark but lovely” at the beginning of the book, pleading for others to look away from her. Here she is blessed by the most royal of all women, having been thoroughly transformed by the love of her beloved. Such is the transforming love of God in the gospel. Such is also the love that husbands must reflect as they…

Song of Songs 4:1-5:1 (Part 2)

In the Song of Songs 4:1-5:1 the bridegroom and bride finally come together on the night of their wedding. This is the center of the book and has much to teach about the good of sexuality in marriage; however, the first and most important meaning relates to God’s love for the church. Christ saves His people for loving intimacy with Himself.

Song of Songs 3:6-11

In the Song of Songs 3:6-11 the Shulamite and her beloved come together in marriage.  Solomon is crowned king as his bride is brought to him.  Clues throughout this passage indicate that this wedding scene is meant to teach something about salvation: Christ is crowned as he takes his bride as his own in redemption.  Salvation is the coming together of a redeemed bride and kingly bridegroom.

Song of Songs 3:1-5

In the Song of Songs 3:1-5 the Shulamite searches desperately for her beloved and finds him.  When she finds him she will not let him go though she knows that love must wait for its proper time.  As the Shulamite searches for her beloved, the one her soul loves, so ought the Christian search for Christ, the one his soul loves.