2024: My year of His Kingdom and His will

Sunday 26.03.2017
Lesson 30 – Rapture: Purpose and qualification

Text: John 14:1-16

Memory Verse: “In my father’s house are many mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you’’ John 14:2.

Lesson Outline
1. Why will the rapture take place?
2. Who will be raptured?

Why will the rapture take place?

  • To resurrect the just of all ages from among the the dead. 1 Thess. 4:13-17
  • To take the saints out of the world before the time of great tribulation. 2 Thess 2:7-8
  • That Jesus christ might present to himself a church without spot or wrinkles Eph. 5:7
  • To present saints to God the Father. Jude24
  • To make the saints become like christ at his appearance 1 John 3:2-3

Who will be raptured?

  • Those who are in christ at his coming Jn 1:12
  • Those who earnestly desire his appearance Titus 2:13, Phil 3:20
  • Those who love the lord wholeheartedly. Phil. 3:7-10
  • Those whose citizenship is in heaven. Phil 3:20-21
  • Those who will live holy even as He is holy. Heb. 12:14

Highlights of the lesson
To be rapturable, we must:

  • Be expectant and watchful of our daily life because it is only those who are in christ at his coming that will be raptured.
  • We must carry our cross daily and ensure a life of daily holiness because righteousness is not a destination but an adventure.

Review Questions

  • From our bible passage, kindly define the word ’Rapture’.
  • Who will be rapured?

 Father, do not let me miss the mansion prepared for me in heaven.

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