End Times

End Times 3: The New Creation

Sun, 22/12/2013 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

What will happen at the end of time?

It’s a big question. The short answer is that there will be no end of time. But the Bible does tell us that the far future for Christians is very, very good.

The past two Sundays, we’ve said that Jesus is in heaven; when Christians die they go to join him; one day, Jesus will come back. But what happens to us when he does so? Do we come back too? If so, how? And what future will we have?

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End Times 2: Heaven

Sun, 15/12/2013 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

Death is one of the subjects we don’t speak about today. I suspect this is because many of us have a deep fear of death.

And so we joke about it. Woody Allen famously said: I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. And Mark Twain said: I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

But the fact is that we joke to dodge it. The jokes are an anaesthetic for our fears.

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End Times 1: The Return of Jesus

Sun, 08/12/2013 - 10:30 -- James Oakley

Many people today are not confident as to what they believe about the return of Jesus.

We can’t know everything about the future.

But if God tells us certain things about the future, then those are areas where we can be sure.

And Jesus was not silent about his own return.

This morning, we start a short series of 3 sermons looking at the future. Today, we think about the return of Jesus.

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