Getting Ready: Preparing the Church of the
Return of Jesus follows the text of the book of
the same title.
The seminar is presented in five parts:
- A short study of the prophetic scriptures
centering around the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 24:3-31.
- Being wise: Jesus' instructions to His disciples. These
instructions are contained in the parables that Jesus told in Matthew 24:32-25:46,
which were given for the benefit of believers facing the times and
trials that He had just spoken about.
- The Days of Noah
- The Parable of the Thief
- The Parable of the Wise and Evil Slaves
- The Parable of the Ten Virgins
- The Parable of the Talents
- Sheep and Goats
- Getting the church ready: Jesus' instructions to the church. The book
of Revelation is the most detailed explanation of the events that will
take place in the Last Days. It is God's plan for believers to be
equipped and joined together with other believers, and Jesus dictates
seven letters to the End Times church so that it would be prepared. Here we look
at chapters 1-3 of Revelation, and specifically at the seven letters to the seven,
or end-time, churches.
- Revelation 1: The appearance of Jesus
- Revelation 2, 3: The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches
- Discerning the Times: This section seeks to get
some insight into where we stand in God's plan and answer some
questions: Is Israel the fulfillment of scripture? How close are we?
- The Parable of the Fig Tree
- Israel: the sign post
- Israel: History and fulfillment of prophecy
- The Challenge: What do we do now? What changes must we make?
How are we going to respond to Jesus' command to "Be ready"?
We, as the church, need to have a new perspective,
which is really the theme of this seminar. Jesus warned the church that it
would go through a time of great tribulation prior to His return. According to Revelation 12:17
the tribulation period is the wrath of Satan, not the wrath of God, being expressed as Satan
makes war against believers.
Thus, the tribulation is not a time to be avoided or dreaded, but rather a time for
which we need to be prepared. Tribulation is never punishment for sin, but
instead is always considered to be a blessing:
Blessed are you when men shall revile you, and
persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account
of Me. Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great. (Matthew
The goal of the Getting Ready Seminar is to
transform timid believers, unsure of the future, into confident,
well-equipped believers who eagerly anticipate what God is going to do.
It is presented in a straightforward manner that can
be understood by all. Click here to
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