Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Times and Seasons 1 Thessalonians 5:1

After completing his declarations concerning the “catching away” of believers in Jesus who are both dead and alive, in chapter five and verse one of his letter Paul turned his attention toward “the times and seasons” where we read: But … Continue reading

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Comforting Words 1 Thessalonians 4:18

Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church members concerning the “harpazo” or “snatching away” of those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Those who are “asleep” in Jesus will not be prevented by those who are “alive … Continue reading

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We Which are Alive and Remain 1 Thessalonians 4:17

When the Lord Jesus comes again, Paul the apostle told the Thessalonian church members those who are “asleep” will “God bring with him”, and “the Lord will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and … Continue reading

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The Voice and the Trump of God 1 Thessalonians 4:16

The Thessalonian church members were concerned about people who had died within the church. Since the Lord Jesus had not returned as they were promised, they thought those who passed away had missed Him. Paul did not want the Thessalonians … Continue reading

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We Shall Not Prevent the Asleep 1 Thessalonians 4:15

Paul the apostle began to address a concern the Thessalonian church members had which involved those who had died before Jesus’ return. Their worry was those who predeceased them would not be received by Jesus when He came back again. … Continue reading

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Those Who Sleep In Jesus God Will Bring with Him 1 Thessalonians 4:14

One of the great questions by the Thessalonian church members was, “what happens to fellow believers when they die before Jesus returns”? Paul the apostle began to address this question by not wanting them to be ignorant and sorrowful concerning … Continue reading

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Not Ignorant Concerning the Asleep 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Paul the apostle instructed the Thessalonians in “brotherly love”. He desired for them to “increase more and more” in their love toward each other and others, and he wanted them to demonstrate their faith by studying to “be quiet”, do … Continue reading

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Walk Honestly to Lack Nothing 1 Thessalonians 4:12

Paul the apostle commended the Thessalonian church members for their love toward each other and people in Macedonia. He also challenged them to “increase more and more” and to “study to do” their “own business” and “work with” their “own … Continue reading

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Be Quiet, Do Business and Work with Your Hands 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Paul the apostle was well pleased with the manner in which the Thessalonians loved not only their fellow brethren, but also people in Macedonia. He desired for them to “increase more and more” in their love for one another, and … Continue reading

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Increase More and More 1 Thessalonians 4:10

Paul the apostle knew the Thessalonians understood “brotherly love”. They were “taught of God to love one another”, and Paul was only there to remind them to apply it. In chapter four and verse ten of his letter, Paul tells … Continue reading

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