Life After People!  Proverbs 21

    8 The way of the guilty is devious,
       but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

    9 Better to live on a corner of the roof
       than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

    10 The wicked man craves evil;
       his neighbor gets no mercy from him
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What are some of the potential threats to mankind?

Potential devastation from the sky

The increasing nuclear threat

 

Here's a link that discusses the end of the world.

Now let’s look at 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Scripture Verse: But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

ONE: Christ was raised first. That is a past event.

TWO: Those who are Christ’s will be raised when He comes, this is a future event even to us

THREE: He will come at the end of the His reign, making his reign a present reality for us, and the end a future event for us.

FOUR: His reign cannot end until He has destroyed all rule and authority and power, again making His reign a present, progressive reality for us.

FIVE: The last enemy to be destroyed is death, there are NO MORE enemies after death, and no more rule and authority and power before death is destroyed since death is the LAST ENEMY that Christ has to deal with. Stop and let this marinate and sink in.

SIX: After He destroys the last enemy the Messianic Kingdom is over, it is delivered up to God the Father and God will be all in all.

So, this passage tells us that all enemies will finally and completely be put under Christ’s feet at the resurrection with the destruction of the last enemy, death, and at that point, Christ’s special Messianic reign ends. Yet Paul tells us that this special reign lasts through the age in which he was writing and through the end of the age to come. Now unless we are in that age to come, meaning that the age in which Paul was writing has ended, then there is yet a whole age to come before Christ can return to resurrect the saved and the damned. NO ONE BELIEVES THAT.

 Take out a blank piece of paper.  Write your standard heading in top right corner.

Write the title of the lesson across the top line.

Write down each question (red) listed in both columns in one color and the answers in another color.  Skip lines between questions.

 

Have you ever wondered what will happen to mankind.  Will people eventually dissappear from the earth?  What does the Bible say about man's future?

Turn to the book of Matthew 24 and read what will happen "in the end".

Now look at Matt 25: 31

Matthew 25:31 tells us, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.” Jesus will come back to earth in his glory. What happens after that will be in God’s hands, so we don’t need to be afraid.

 

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Verse 8

Life is like a journey.  A guilty person is like a traveller who chooses the wrong path.  A guilty person’s actions may cause his death.  His actions may take him to hell.  So he needs to confess his evil deeds to God.

But an innocent person is like a traveller who chooses the right path.  This innocent person has chosen to live his life in God’s way.  And God will guide him.  See Psalm 1.

Verse 9

The corner of a roof is not a comfortable place to live.  But it is better than a big house, if the man’s wife argues.  This man escapes to his roof.

We should not argue.  We should aim to be content.  See Philippians 4:11.

Verse 10

This man is wicked.  He does not want to do the right things.  He wants to do evil things.  This is why he is unfriendly.  He hates his neighbour.  A wicked person does not want to help his neighbour or anyone else.