For the Lord Himself Will Descend from Heaven!


1 Thessalonians 4: 13 - 18

I. Introduction
- The First Advent vs. The Second Advent
- The foreshadowing
- Those who were waiting for the consolation of Israel
- The Day of the Lord
- Would you be ready for the Second Coming of Christ?
II. Body
1. Context
A. Paul’s remembrance for The Thessalonians
a. Work of faith
b. Labor of love
c. Steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus
B. The reputations of the Thessalonians
a. The kind of reception Paul received
b. How they turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God
c. To wait for his Son from heaven
C. Paul’s messages
a. Admonish the idle
b. Help the weak
c. Encourage the fainthearted
2. Teaching
A. Ignorance
B. Grief
C. Christian Hope
- Where do we find hope?
- Our hope is found in Christ and what He has accomplished
a. Christian Hope in the gospel
b. Christian Hope in God
c. Christian Hope in the Word of the Lord
d. Christian Hope in the Return of the Lord/The Resurrection
e. Christian Hope in the Name of Christ
f. Christian Hope in the Rapture
g. Christian Hope in the Reunion with the Lord
3. Reproof
A. Have you turned to God from the idols to serve the living and true God?
B. Have you been laboring the labor of love?
C. Have you been waiting for the Second Advent of the Lord?
4. Correction
A. “Therefore encourage one another with these words”
5. Training in righteousness
- Colossians 3:1-17
A. Seek the things above
B. Set your minds on the things that are above
C. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you
D. Put on love
E. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts
F. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
G. Do everything in the name of the Lord
H. Giving thanks to God the Father through him

Dec. 29, 2019