Below is a checklist to prepare for the trip of rapture provided by Anne Graham Lotz
1. Abounding in Love
Where does the command to love others come from? See John 13:34-35 and 1 Thessalonians 4:9.
Give aspects of this love from the following verses: Romans 12:10; Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 1:22; 3:8;and 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
What is our motivation to love, as shown in 1 John 3:23 and 1 John 4:11?
Who do you know who needs to hear of God’s love as expressed in John 3:16 before you leave?
2. Established in Faith
How is faith established, in Romans 10:17?
What do you need to do to make sure your faith is established … rooted … grounded?
Who do you need to help establish authentic faith before you go?
Will genuine faith be a common characteristic of people before Jesus returns? Read Proverbs 20:6; Luke 18:8; and Matthew 24:10.
How critical is our faith as we prepare for the trip? Read Hebrews 11:5-6; Romans 5:1-2; and 1
As life becomes more difficult in the last days before we take our trip, what difference does our faith make? Read Matthew 7:24-27.
What do you need to do to obey the commands in 1 Corinthians 16:13?
3. Confident in Hope
What is our hope, as given in Titus 2:13?
How does Peter describe our hope in 1 Peter 1:3-5?
Is Biblical hope half-hearted? Read 1 Peter 1:13.
Put Psalm 33:20 into your own words, as a prayer.
Putting 2 Peter 3:9 with 3:15, why have we not left yet?
Who do you know who seems hopeless concerning the future? How can you share your confidence with
him or her?
4. Unblamable in Holiness
Define holiness from 2 Corinthians 7:1 and 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7.
Explain in your own words what it means to be holy.
How important is it to be found holy when Jesus returns for us? Read Hebrews 12:14 and 2 Peter 3:11-14.
Is holiness optional? See 1 Peter 1:15-16 and 1 John 2:28.
What do you need to do now to be more holy today than you were yesterday? More holy tomorrow than you are today?
5. Steadfast in Service
As the time for our trip draws near, what two types of servants does Jesus describe in Matthew 24:45-51?
Why are some servants not steadfast? Read 2 Peter 3:3-7 and Matthew 25:5.
What encouragement do you receive from 1 Corinthians 15:58? Galatians 6:9? See also 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 and Matthew 25:21, 23.
What is your service for Jesus? How can you serve Him even more as the time for departure draws near?