New Series: 1 Thessaloniansâ€“Faithful Living Before Rapture Part 1
“Then we who are 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.”â€”1 Thessalonians 4:17
Paul’s two letters to the church in Thessalonica were meant to encourage themÂ in the wake of the unexpected deaths of some of their brethren, reassuring them that both those who have died and those who are living will be saved at the second coming of Christ. He also wanted to give them hope in the face of persecution.
Following up on his first letter, Paul wrote a second letter toÂ reassure those terrified that the day of the Lord had come and they missed it. Persecution also continued so he wanted to strengthen them further. Lastly, he wanted to deal with some brethren who did not want to earn their own living.
Here’s the schedule for this series:
|January 9, 2011||1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 a||Thankful for the Church Faithful in the Last Days|
|January 16, 2011||1 Thessalonians 1:5-10||The Impact of Effective Witness|
|January 23, 2011||1 Thessalonians 2:1-12||The Qualities of a Gospel-Driven Mission Work|
|January 30, 2011||1 Thessalonians 2:13-16||The Results of Receiving and Resisting the Word of God|
|February 6, 2011||1 Thessalonians 3:9-13||A Pastor’s Prayer for His Church|
|October 14, 2012||1 Thessalonians 4:3-8||The Seventh Commandment for Everyone: Holiness|
|February 20, 2011||1 Thessalonians 4:13-18||“Encourage One Another With These Words About the Resurrection”|
|February 27, 2011||1 Thessalonians 5:1-11||â€œSince You are Children of the Day, the Second Coming Should not Surprise You Like a Thief in the Night”|
|March 6, 2011||1 Thessalonians 5:12-24||Exhortations and a Prayer for Peace Through Sanctification|