Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ

By John Piper

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Come, Lord Jesus: Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ

By John Piper

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Bestselling Author John Piper Examines End-Times Theology and Scripture’s Command to Love the Second Coming of Christ

Many people are curious about the second coming of Christ—what it will be like, when it will happen, and what signs will come first. In his latest book, Come, Lord Jesus, John Piper addresses all these issues, but stresses that those who love the second coming of Christ will receive a crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:6–8). 

Piper examines key biblical texts around the second coming while encouraging readers toward a Spirit-awakened affection for Jesus’s return. He also explores important questions such as, Could Jesus come at any moment, or must certain events happen first?What does it mean to “Watch, for you know neither the day nor the hour”?; and What should we be doing when he comes? With a special focus on the teachings of Jesus, Paul, and Peter, Come, Lord Jesus portrays not only the glory of the revealed Savior, but also the glorification of the resurrected saints.  

  • Essential, Christ-Exalting Eschatology: Piper guides Christians to examine whether they long for the appearing of Christ, and what this event will mean for Christians, non-Christians, and for Christ himself
  • Careful Exegesis: Piper pays close and precise attention to the words of Scripture, especially with a view to showing how Jesus and Paul were of one mind about the second coming 
  • Practical: The final 5 chapters are devoted to how Christians should live in this age between the first and second appearing of Christ
  • Written by Bestselling Author John Piper: Author of Don’t Waste Your LifeDesiring God, and Providence 

Author:

John Piper

John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the pastor for preaching and vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; and Providence.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 272
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8495-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8495-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433584954
Case Quantity: 10
Published: January 24, 2023

Table of Contents

Part One: Reasons to Love Christ’s Appearing
Prelude to Part One: The Miracle We Seek: Love
Chapter 1: “All Who Have Loved His Appearing”
Chapter 2: How Can a Book Awaken Love for Christ’s Appearing?
Chapter 3: The Heart of the Matter: The Glory of Christ as the Primary Reality of His Coming
Chapter 4: The Heart of the Matter: Experiencing the Glory of Christ with Joyful Amazement
Chapter 5: The Grace Being Brought to You at the Revelation of Christ
Chapter 6: Will We Be Blameless at the Coming of Christ?
Chapter 7: We Will Be Perfected Mind, Heart, and Body
Chapter 8: Jesus Will Deliver Us from the Wrath of Jesus
Chapter 9: In Flaming Fire, with Vengeance and Relief
Chapter 10: Repaying Each for What He Has Done
Chapter 11: Rejoicing in the Hope of Receiving Different Rewards
Chapter 12: The Joy of Personal Fellowship with the Sovereign Servant
 
Part Two: The Time of His Appearing
Prelude to Part Two: The Time and the Love of Christ’s Appearing
Chapter 13: Did Jesus Teach That He Would Return within One Generation?
Chapter 14: What Does the New Testament Mean That Jesus Will Come Soon?
Chapter 15: Is There an Any-Moment Rapture before the Second Coming?
Chapter 16: Jesus and Paul: A Common Vision of Christ’s Coming
Chapter 17: What Must Happen before the Lord’s Appearing?
 
Part Three: How Then Shall We Live?
Prelude to Part Three: Living between the Two Appearings of Christ
Chapter 18: End-Time Alertness and Love for Christ’s Appearing
Chapter 19: Patient, Joyful, Not Deceived, Not Alarmed
Chapter 20: Coming Justice, Present Gentleness
Chapter 21: Go to Work, Go to Church
Chapter 22: End-Time Praying, for Yourself and the Mission
 
In Conclusion: A Hymn to Christ