Stop trying, and start training

  • Personal football story of never losing
    • Trained in the wrong thing, our focus was on the wrong prize
    • Precisely our problem

The How is easy

Rapture – 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NASB)

The When is equally easy
We focus on How and When


  • Even Jesus doesn’t know the exact day
  • No exact time – Mark 13:32 (NASB)

Age is now

  • All the saved are going to Heaven
  • Does the exact time matter?

The Who

  • Is my neighbor?
  • That guy at the gym I don’t talk to?
  • My daughter’s teacher?

Who gets left behind because of you?

  • Without a doubt, when the rapture hits, I am going to Heaven
  • Who are you bringing to Heaven with you?

Great commission

  • Until the end of the age (end time)
  • But God’s command doesn’t change
  • You need to make sure they talk to Jesus
    • Matt 28:19-20 (NASB)
    • We are in the End Times
    • Only God can write someone’s name in the book of life


  • Change your focus
  • Focus on getting to Heaven long enough to know that you are going
  • Then Shift your focus
  • End times
  • We are in the end times
  • Quickly running out of time to fulfill the great commissio