Jesus Returns

Sunday Sermon Notes July 30, 2023

  • READ 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
    • Why did Paul use the phrase “uninformed”
      • His audience did not understand fully about the resurrection of Jesus, he was trying to correct their incorrect teaching
      • The people were wondering what happened to Jesus and when was he coming back
      • They were also wondering what would happen to the people that died before Jesus died and was resurrected
      • Paul was giving them a reminder that they had something more to look forward to than just the life they were living here on earth
    • People who do not follow the teachings of the bible have no hope, why not?
      • They are living for the things in this world, for example, money, jobs, family, friends etc. 
      • They believe after they die, they will cease to exist
      • They do not believe that they will live forever in a permanently resurrected body
  • READ 1 Thessalonians 4:14
    • As Chrisitians, believing in the fact that Jesus rose from the dead gives us hope of a life after death
    • When Jesus returns, dead Christians will be risen, and then those who are alive in him will be caught up to Jesus to the clouds in the air

  • READ 1 Corinthians 15: 51-55
    • It is important to remember that in the end death will not win
    • Jesus came to the earth, died and was raised to a new life to give everyone the same opportunity. As christians, we can die to our old selves, get baptized and be raised to a new life. We will have the ability to live a repented life on earth and a hope of resurrection with Jesus when he returns.
  • READ 1 Thessalonians 4:8
    • Paul wants us as Christians to encourage each other regularly with what he said in verses 13-17 
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