The Rapture and Second coming of Christ

Intro: What is the best movie you have ever seen about the end of the world?


  1. Titus 2:13, Rev 3:10 The Bible tells us that after we see signs of the end, and the church begins to be persecuted, the rapture will occur.
    1. 1 Thess 4:16-18 The rapture is the return of Christ in the clouds to remove Christians from the earth before the tribulation begins.
      1. Matt 24:36-44 The Bible says Christ will come when we least expect him to, he will take all Christians from the earth, leaving the unsaved
      2. Rev 16:1-16 Once all Christians are removed from the earth, the antichrist, tribulation, and battle of armageddon will occur.
    2. 1 Thess 4:17, Mt 24:30 The rapture and second coming appear to be two separate events with the rapture happening first followed by the seven year tribulation, and finally the second coming of Christ to the earth.
  2. Rev 19:19-20 The second coming of Christ is when Christ returns to bring the tribulation to an end and to defeat the Antichrist and satan.
    1. Zech 14:4 The second coming of Christ will be the visible, bodily appearance of Christ as he returns to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
      1. Rev 19:7+8, 11-16 Christ will return to earth on a white horse, followed by all the saints, also on white horses.
      2. Rev 20:6 Once Christ has returned to earth with the church after defeating the antichrist and satan, the millennium will begin.
    2. Mk 16:15-17 There are some things about the end times that God made clear to us, and some are a mystery, the main thing for us is to spend the time we have winning as many people to Christ as possible.


  1. Why should we as youth and young adults pay attention to the biblical signs of the end and care abut these end time events?
  2. How do you think the world will respond when the rapture happens? what explanation do you think people will have for the rapture?
  3. Because we don’t know the time of the rapture, how should we as Christians live and what should we as Christians be doing with our time?
  4. What are you personally doing to win as many to Christ as possible? what else could you to to reach more people for Christ?

End: pray for those who either need to accept Christ or rededicate their lives to Christ, then take and pray for requests.