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Preschool Summer Sunday School Needs: Teachers and helpers needed to teach a week of summer Sunday school in 2/3 year or 4/5 year old classes. The classes play with play-doh, watch a video story and have a snack. Sign up on 4/5’s door or call Lisa 612-597-6230.

Open House in Honor of Chaz & Kellie: Sunday, May 22, 1:00-3:00, in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us in celebrating Chaz Schaefer, Worship Director, and Kellie Brogan, Elementary Children’s Director, for their years of ministry and leadership at Lakes Free.

Vacation Bible School Volunteer Needs: We need your help to make VBS a success. We’re looking for teens and adults who would like to volunteer. Sign up in the foyer or contact Carrie Pullis, 612-227-8471 or Tari Kari, 651-269-3515 with questions!

Israel Tour: Join Pastor Jason Carlson & Pastor Mark Henry (Revive Church) for a tour of the Holy Land, November 8-17, 2023. Info is available at Next Steps desk or visit

New Baby Girl: Congratulations to Jake & Erin Horn on the birth of their daughter, Anna Grace, born May 2. Anna was welcomed home by big brothers: Uriah, Gabriel, Ezra, and Peter.

All Church Summer ABF Series:  “One Minute After You Die” Begins Sunday, June 5, 9:00am only in the Fellowship Hall. What will heaven be like? What about purgatory? Is hell real?” In this updated edition of his classic bestseller, Erwin Lutzer urges us to study—and heed—what the Bible says about life beyond the grave. His answers to crucial questions will provide encouragement to believers and a word of caution for the undecided.

Summer Camp Scholarships Available: Lakes Free is offering scholarships for our kids to attend Camp Shamineau and other Bible Camps this summer. Thanks to a generous donor, this year we are offering scholarships for Kdgn-12th grade kids & students: $150 toward a full week camp or $100 toward 2-3 night camp. One scholarship per child/per year as long as funds are available. Please contact the church office for more information. *Camp Shamineau is now accepting registrations for summer camps. Register and pay in full by April 1 to receive a $20 early registration discount.

The Second Coming of Christ
Matthew 24:29-31
Pastor Jason Carlson

Matthew 24:29-31

The Second Coming = WOW!

W… Witnessed by all

Matthew 26:62-65
Daniel 7:13-14
Acts 1:9-11

O… On the heels of the Tribulation

2 Thessalonians 2:1-8

W… Worldwide weeping

Zechariah 12:10-13:1
Romans 11:25-28, 33
Hosea 3:4-5

VENTURE into the Second Coming:

V… Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16:12-16)

Revelation 16:12-16

E… Enemies of God ravage Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:1-2)

Zechariah 14:1-2

N… Name above all names returns (Revelation 19:11-14)

Revelation 19:11-14

T… Treading on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:3-4b)

Zechariah 14:3-4b

U… Unleashed fury of God (Revelation 19:15-21)

Revelation 19:15-21
John 3:16-18

R… Restraining of Satan (Revelation 20:1-3)

Revelation 20:1-3

E… Entering the temple (Ezekiel 43:1-7a)

Ezekiel 43:1-7a
Ezekiel 44:1-3
Psalm 24:7-10

Sermon Discussion Questions

Questions for reflection:
1. What did you learn today about the second coming of Jesus?
2. How should our knowledge of the second coming motivate our lives today?

Questions for discussion:
1. In what ways do we see both God’s justice and grace in second coming?
2. What differences do we see in Scripture between the rapture and second coming?
3. What reasons do we have to look forward to the Lord’s return at the second coming?

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