If I Should Die Before I Wake...

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There is a deep interest and concern for what some Bible scholars refer to as eschatology; or others refer to it as the last things.

I have been fervently studying this subject for a number of years; yet there seems to be no end to the study of "the end."  As such we will not be answering all the questions related to this subject, but it is a beginning.  In this series we will discover what scripture teaches about: a) death; b) the 'intermediate' state; c) resurrection; d) Christ's second coming; e) the millennium; f) judgments; and g) the eternal state.

The pastors at SEMC bring this sermon series to you after much prayer and discussion.  We acknowledge the Biblical truth about the last things has too often been misused or abused; and preachers can often fall victim to over-reaching in their interpretations.  Too often matters of eschatology have been the cause of division, dispute, and harm.  As your pastors here at SEMC, we earnestly seek to be faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ and His word.  We desire not to add or subtract from His finished and revealed word.

Our desire, indeed our focus is on developing a good relationship with, and specifically Hope in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Lord Jesus came at a time in history when there were no cameras, photocopiers, or even Power Point!  When the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, words were important.  Words and imagination.  So we will not focus on extensive diagrams, schematics, or frameworks.   We will use those tools sparingly.  The goal is relationship and hope, not information or a system.

AND SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT... we are asking you to write down and send us any questions you may have on these matters, and from the sermons you will hear. Each Sunday, we will set aside time to respond to a few of your questions.  Please include your name with your question(s) so we can respond to you.  But do not worry, we will not use your name during any worship service. 

Date Sermon Speaker Scripture Supplement Study guide Audio
Apr 8, 2012 The Age to Come Garry Koop Revelation 21:1-22:5 View View

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Apr 1, 2012 Jesus Reigns! Rick Bettig Revelation 20:1-15 View View

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Mar 25, 2012 The Day of the Lord Garry Koop Revelation 19:11-21 View View

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Mar 18, 2012 The wait of hope. Garry Koop Romans 8:18-25 View View

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Mar 11, 2012 I AM God of the Living Garry Koop Matthew 22:23-33 View View

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Mar 4, 2012 Help in life and death. Garry Koop Hebrews 2:10-18 View View

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