The Master’s Class, Summit Church
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF THE LORD’S COMING (Mark 13:14-27)

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF THE LORD’S COMING (Mark 13:14-27)

August 29, 2013

One of the most popular topics for Bible study is the prophecy concerning the end-times.  Jesus deliberately told His disciples of the events that would occur in the future so that they would not be discouraged when He left them.  He knew that they, and all the believers that followed, would face terrible persecution for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Jesus knew that they could face that persecution only through the power of the Holy Spirit working in them and the firm knowledge of the goals and events that they were working toward.  He told them of a coming day of judgment for the nation Israel for their rejection of Jesus as the Messiah, and He told them of a coming day of judgment for a world that had rejected God.  But Jesus also told them of the rewards for those who made Jesus their Lord and Master. 

Listen to this podcast to learn the definition of terms like the Church Age, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Great Tribulation, and the Millennial Kingdom, and then listen to the description that Jesus gives of the Tribulation Period.   

Learn the signs that we as believers today are to look for so that we can be assured that Jesus is coming again.   And make no mistake about it, Jesus is coming again.

 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS? (Mark 12:41 to 13:13)

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS? (Mark 12:41 to 13:13)

August 19, 2013

Our lives are full of signs.  Good signs, and bad signs.  Signs that are clear, and signs that are hard to see.  Signs that mean a promise will be kept, and signs of betrayal.  Signs that we look for with hope, and signs of things that we dread. 

Biblical prophecy is about God telling us of things to come.  Things that are good, and things that are bad.  Things that we look forward to with hope, and things that we dread.  Most of all, Biblical prophecy is about the promises that God keeps.

Listen to this podcast to learn what it means to give everything thing that you have to God, and then look for the signs that God has provided so that you know, that you know, that you know, that your Redeemer cometh. 

God has promised that Jesus will come again to establish His Kingdom on earth.  This lesson is the first part of a two part series on the signs that tell us that God keeps His promises. 

JESUS REJECTS RELIGION (Mark 12:38-40)

JESUS REJECTS RELIGION (Mark 12:38-40)

August 14, 2013

Have you given up on religion?

Many people would say yes to that question, and the fact is, you should. 

Religion is simply man’s way of telling God, I got this, I can do this on my own.  If I follow these certain rules that I created, and if I do these certain rituals that I created, and if I give this much money that I decided is enough, then I can earn or buy my way into heaven.   

Listen to this podcast to hear how Jesus totally rejects religion.  Jesus has taught us that the single greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  Jesus then says if you can do this, then to be a believer is simply having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Master and Savior. 

Jesus rejects man’s rituals.  He rejects man’s religious ceremony.  He rejects man’s declarations about what is right and wrong.  Instead, we are to ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins, make Him our Master, and then love Him with all that we are. 

That’s it.  It is that simple.  Listen and rejoice with us as we learn what Jesus thinks about man’s religion.

TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL THAT YOU ARE (Mark 12:28-37)

TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL THAT YOU ARE (Mark 12:28-37)

August 7, 2013

If someone were to ask you which law was the most important what would you say?

Would it be that we are not to murder someone?

Would it be that we are not to steal from someone?

How about that we are not to abuse a child?  Even the prisoners in our jail system hate those who would abuse a child.

Listen to this podcast to learn that the most important law in this world is to love God with all of your heart, with all of your mind, with all of your strength, and with all that you are.  The second most important law is to love your neighbor as yourself. 

If you can learn to obey these two laws, then all of the other laws that man can create are no longer relevant.

If you can obey these two laws, and never fail, then you can live in heaven for eternity.

However, if you fail to obey these two laws, even just once, and we will all fail, then you need Jesus as your Savior.   This is the simple message of this lesson, you need Jesus in your heart.