What's Next? The Rapture - Lesson Outline
Possibly the next important event in human history will be the rapture.
I. What is the Rapture?
A. The “catching up” of the church. I Thess 4:17
B. It’s the rescue of God’s children from God’s wrath.
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath.” I Thess 5:9
II. When Will the Rapture Happen?
A. No one knows the exact time or date.
B. We can know when it’s getting closer. I Thess 5:1-6.
C. It will come suddenly without warning. II Peter 3:3-4
D. We should expect it and wait for it. Titus 2:13
III. Who Will Be Affected by the Rapture?
A. People who are saved will be taken. I John 3:1-3; I Cor 15:50-52; I Thess 4:16; Phillipians 3:20-21
B. People who are not saved will be left in this world. II Thess 2:7-12.
C. The whole world will be affected by the Rapture! Rev. 6:15-17
IV. What Happens After the Rapture?
A. The rapture will remove Christ’s influence from the world. II Thess 2; Eph 1:22-23, 4:30; Col 1:24.
B. The tribulation will begin on earth.
C. Judgment for rewards will occur in heaven.
What should you do? If you don’t know for certain that you are saved, get saved – place your faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:9-13. It is a simple act of belief.
If you have decided to believe on Jesus, and you know you are saved (I John 5:13), then focus on reading your Bible and getting to know Jesus. One day it will be too late to change the way you are right now, and you’ll wish you had given more thought and more attention to God.