As we look at 1 John 2:18-28, we see the theme of someone who knows the gospel truth, that grace and God's love is received by just believing in Jesus work on the cross for our sins, but they are being pulled to leave that simple faith by deception and the spirit of the Anti-Christ.
As we explored this passage, we did two things:
1 - We played little red riding hood. Someone stood in the middle with a red hood and basket and then was asked tricky true/false questions about the gospel. If you got the answer right, you could stay in the circle, if you got it wrong, the question asker stepped in.
2 - We worked through the verses in reverse order to build out a foundation of confidence when Jesus comes back first, then leading up to the truth about the ever increasing deception in the end times, which we are now in.
We didn't have time to do a whole end times chronology, but I did put a link on our resources page to a very concise timeline that a friend gave me.