Does Covid-19 relate to the end times

Topics: Covid-19, end times, hope

I. Attitude of humility

A. Convictions: These are non-negotiable doctrines of the faith. We will part fellowship over these major beliefs that constitute authentic, biblical Christianity.

B. Persuasions: These are biblically held beliefs that we hold openly, but other true Christians may disagree. We do NOT part fellowship over these topics.

C. Opinions: These are views we hold loosely and may even fluctuate in our own point of view at different times. We do NOT part fellowship over these differences.

II. Be prepared! Be peaceful! Be prudent! Be pure!

Revelation's seals must be seen in Jesus' discourse too!

Matthew 24:5 1st seal of Revelation 6:1-2 False religion/Antichrist
Matthew 24:6-7a 2nd seal of Revelation 6:3-4 Sword & power for war
Matthew 24:7b 3rd seal of Revelation 6:5-6 Economic impact/famine
Matthew 24:7c-8 4th seal of Revelation 6:7-8 Death and pestilence
Antichrist breaks covenant & reigns 3 years (Daniel 7:25; 9:27; 11:31; 12:7; Mt 24:15)
Matthew 24:9 5th seal of Revelation 6:9-11 Faithful Martyrs
Matthew 24:29 6th seal of Revelation 6:12-13 Cosmic disturbances
Matthew 24:30f 2nd coming - Rev 6:16-17 Wrath of the Lamb

III. Communion hope

A. Until He comes!

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11:26).

B. Bread of life!

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger" (Jn 6:35).

C. Cup of blessing!

"Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins" (Matthew 26:27-28).

Sermon by Pastor Rod Akins, May 3rd, 2020