August 9, 2020 Sermon Notes

 

“Pictures of the End Time”

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

 
“We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Thess. 4:13-14, CSB).
 
For we say this to you by a word from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thess. 4:15-18, CSB).
 
1. THE SLEEPING BELIEVERS’ PROMISE (v. 15)
“For we say this to you by a word from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep” (1 Thess. 4:15, CSB).
 
2. THE SLEEPING BELIEVERS’ RESURRECTION (v. 16)
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and
with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first” (1 Thess. 4:16, CSB).
 
3. THE LIVING BELIEVERS SNATCHED AWAY (v. 17)
“Then, we who are still alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:17, CSB).
 
4. THE LIVING BELIEVERS COMFORTED (v. 18)
“Therefore, encourage one another with these words” (1 Thess. 4:18, CSB).

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