Foundation Topic

The Second Coming of Jesus

The Bible opens and closes with the same event—a voice crying out. At the beginning of time, it shattered the darkness with, “Let there be light.” At the end of time, this same voice will break into a slumbering world with a loud cry, and a trumpet blast. Jesus, the hero of the Bible and the King of kings, will return to welcome God's people into an eternity with him, to punish evil once and for all, to judge the living and the dead, and to make all things new.

Short Content

What Will Happen When Jesus Returns?

In The Chronicles of Narnia, a hopeful beaver speaks the profound words of a prophecy about the return of Aslan, the Great Lion and ruler of their world. And Mr. Beaver’s words ring true for every hopeful heart that has believed the story of the Bible and put their trust in our King, Jesus.

Wrong will be right,
when Aslan comes in sight,

At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth,
winter meets its death,

And when he shakes his mane,
we shall have spring again.
(C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

What if every wrong were made right—every unjust deed brought to true justice? What if there were a day when sorrows ceased—a day when you’d never have to say goodbye again? What if all that hardens your heart, frustrates you, and chills your attitude were banished from existence, so that it was always summer as the season of your soul? What if there were no more death, no more bidding farewell to good things, but instead, always, always life? What if all that’s sad and wrong were, as one author puts it, “to come untrue”?

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Theme Verse

So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.


What Is the Second Coming?
Article: 12 Min

Understanding the Book of Revelation

by Frank, a Friend of
Article: 10 Min

The Illusion of Normal Days

by Greg Morse at Desiring God


He ascended to heaven
and is seated
at the right hand
of the Father.

He will come again
with glory
to judge the living
and the dead.

His kingdom
will never end.

Article: 5 Min

Should the Study of the Second Coming Be Important?

by John Piper at Desiring God


Redemptive history
remains incomplete
until Christ returns.
It is for the final act
in the great drama
of redemption
that the church
awaits with longing.

Robert Mounce

What Does the Bible
Say About Jesus' Return?

Here’s a visual overview of how often the Bible prophesies about the second coming of Jesus, assuring us of the certainty of Jesus’ return. Feel free to download this graphic, save it to your phone, or share it!

Revelation 1:4-7 ESV

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.



by FAI STUDIOS feat. Dalton Thomas


2nd Coming

by FLAME feat. Shai Linne

Praise & Worship

The Lion and the Lamb

by Big Daddy Weave
Messages: 47 Min

The Coming of the Lord

by Alistair Begg


For as the
in the east
and shines to the west,
so it will be
when the
Son of Man comes.

Matthew 24:27 NLT

When Jesus Comes Back, Whose Side Will You Be On?

Well, Christians think he [God] is going to land in force; we do not know when. But we can guess why he is delaying. He wants to give us the chance of joining his side freely...

God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realize what it will be like when he does.

When that happens, it is the end of the world. When the author walks on to the stage the play is over.

God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on his side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else—something it never entered your head to conceive—comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left?

For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up.

That will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realized it before or not.

Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last for ever. We must take it or leave it.

by C.S. Lewis | Source

The first time
[Christ] came
to slay sin in men.
The second time
he will come
to slay men in sin.

John 5:28-29 ESV

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Revelation 19:11-16 ESV

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.

And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.

From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron.

He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Philippians 2:9-11 NIV

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Article: 7 Min

The Coming
of Jesus
in Our Midst

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at Plough

When Is Jesus Coming Back?
Acts 17:31 ESV

Because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.

70’s | 80’s | 90’s

Days of Elijah

by Marathana! Praise Band

When Is Jesus Coming Back?

Here are four Scripture verses plus a quote that give us a proper perspective on the timing of Jesus' return. Feel free to save this graphic or share it with a friend! 


How Do You Think About Jesus' Return?

Brothers and sisters, the coming of Christ is near. The ultimate epiphany is just around the corner. If we think otherwise, we tragically impoverish our souls. Most Christians think little of Christ’s return, or if they do think about the day they will see Christ, they associate it with the day of their death. This is a proper hope, but death is not a pleasant thing, and thus the expectation of seeing Christ is mixed with a certain fear of the dark veil. But it is not so with his second coming. It is all joy! And that singular joy is meant to be a boon [a blessing] to our souls.

by Kent Hughes | Source

The end of
all things

is near.
be alert

and of sober mind
so that
you may pray.

1 Peter 4:7 NIV

Signs of the End of the World

In Matthew 24, Jesus' disciples ask him what will be the signs for his coming and the end of the world. Here are the seven signs Jesus says to look for in response to their question. Feel free to save or share this graphic! 


Can Christians Have Different Views on the Second Coming?

Let me start, however, with a word of caution. In discussing this matter and examining Paul’s words, we will not agree upon a specific interpretation. In other words, you might think Paul is saying Jesus will return imminently. I might think that his return is not imminent. What we need to agree upon, however, is this: Jesus Christ will return. As long as we affirm with the Apostles’ Creed that Jesus Christ will “return again to judge the living and the dead,” we can disagree on exactly how that will take place. So our interpretation of this passage [2 Thessalonians 2] is not a matter that decides whether someone is a Christian. Christians have different views and perspectives about the second coming of Christ, and as long as we affirm that he will come, we should be open and honest about these various views.

by James H. Grant Jr. | Source
Mark 13:28-29 ESV

From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.

Are You Ready for Jesus' Return?
Titus 2:11-14 NIV

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Article: 5 Min

The Swift and Sudden Coming of the Lord Jesus

The following article is a reflection on a single verse in Revelation about the coming of the Lord Jesus. It's written by Horatius Bonar, a Scottish hymn-writer from the 1800s. 

by Horatius Bonar, adapted by

Article: 40 Min

The Ten Virgins

This message, preached many years ago, exhorts us from Matthew 25, where Jesus tells a parable about ten virgins waiting for their groom, to help us think about whether we are ready for the day he returns.

by Robert Murray McCheyne at Monergism

Luke 21:34-36 ESV

But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.

Folk | Indie

Burn for You

by Rivers & Robots feat. David Brymer

70’s | 80’s | 90’s

To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

by Keith Green


Carry My Soul

by Phil Wickham
Luke 12:16-21 NLT

Then he told them a story:

“A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’

Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’

“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”


Learn to wait,
because he has
promised to come.


The King Is Coming

by Newsboys
2 Peter 3:11-12 ESV

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!


To “be ready”
for Christ’s return (Matthew 24:44)
is to be faithfully
obeying him
in the present,
actively engaged
in whatever work
he has called us to do.

Article: 7 Min

7 Ways to
Prepare for
Jesus’ Return

“The recurring theme
of Scripture concerning the
second coming is to be ready,
and Scripture is not silent
on how to prepare.”

by Mike Livingstone
at Explore the Bible