How should we respond to forecasts of the end of the world and a coming apocalypse? Will there be a ‘tribulation’ and a ‘rapture’? And what does the Bible really say about the end of the world and the return of Jesus?
These questions keep swirling around—but it is not always easy to find sensible answers.
In this accessible study morning, we will look carefully at the teaching of Jesus, Paul and others in the New Testament to see what they really thought, including:
- What did people believe in New Testament times?
- How did Jesus teaching change that?
- How do we make sense of difficult passages, like Mark 13, Matt 24 and 1 Thess 4?
- What are the ‘rapture’ and the ‘tribulation’ and are they in the Bible?
- What is the meaning of the millennium?
- How is the modern State of Israel connected with the NT?
- How should we respond to predictions of Jesus’ return?
It turns out that expectation of ‘the end’ was important to the first followers of Jesus—but in ways very different from what we might find in the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
As we approach Advent, with its exploration of the theme of Christian hope, this is a great time to sort out our understanding of this important New Testament idea.
The end will run at Christ Church, Chilwell from 10 to 1, with coffee available from 9.30.
Tickets are available at £9.50 per head for the morning including refreshments; click below to start ordering.
Tram: The College tram stop, on the Toton Lane line, is five minutes walk from Christ Church.
Car: The venue is only five minutes from junction 25 on the M1. Parking is in the streets around the church; you might need to park a few minutes walk away. There are disabled parking spaces outside the back door of the church in College Road.
Train: Come to Beeston Station, which is 15 minutes walk or 3 minutes by car from the venue.