Daily Devotional
The Promised Victory of Jesus’ Second Coming

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 4:14


Ponder This

There are two aspects of Jesus’ return. First of all, He’s coming secretly for His bride, and then He is coming with His bride. He’s coming sweetly like a bridegroom and He’s coming sovereignly like a King. There was no room for Jesus in the inn the first time He came, but when He comes again, He’s coming as King of kings and Lord of lords.

The unfinished story of Christmas is this: Jesus is coming again. Paul’s message was that when Jesus comes, 777 is going to take care of 666. Our Lord shall reign. Jesus came the first Christmas to die in the sinner’s place. Jesus is coming the second Christmas to receive the sinner to Himself. Our faith looks backward to a crucified Savior. Our love looks upward to a crowned Savior. And our hope looks forward to a coming Savior.

  • On a daily basis, where do you find it hard to remember and believe Jesus will return again?
  • How would your life look different if you believed this fully each day?

Practice This

Make a list of ways your life would change if you fully believed Jesus could come again at any moment. Submit these things before God in prayer and ask Him to help you live in faith and obedience before Him.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.