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The Day of the Lord - by Michael Phillips
Study in Thessalonians - Part 8 of 13
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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Sep 26, 2004 am - The Thessalonians were keenly interested in the Second Coming of Christ. We know they were because Paul wrote more to them about it than he did all of his other books put together. Today, some Christians are preoccupied with the Lord's Return, and this is neither right nor safe. But we don't improve on them by going to the opposite extreme and ignoring the Second Coming or by living as though the Lord will never return. He will. And none too soon! In this First Epistle Paul answers two questions: the first is rather emotional and the second is more doctrinal. The church was worried sick about their loved ones who had died in Christ. When they first heard the Gospel, they believed the Lord was coming right away, and that every last one of them would live to see it! Of course, they were wrong. So, what happens to the dead in Christ? Have they missed the Second Coming? Will they lose out on its magnificent blessings? Paul says no to both questions. Dead believers are sleeping in Jesus, and when He comes again, they'll come with Him. On that day, their bodies will be raised to honor and immortality. So don't worry about your loved ones who died in the Lord. Therefore, comfort one ... More >>>

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