This morning, though, we are going to be studying it as a message of comfort.
1 thess 4 13 18.
13 but we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
Paul, silvanus (also known as silas), and timothy were the founding fathers of the church in thessalonica.
Writing to a congregation of gentile converts not long after he introduced them to the faith, paul clarifies his teachings on a few points where the thessalonians still remained cloudy.
14 for if we believe that jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in jesus will god bring with him.
To be sanctified is to walk in the ways ordained by god.
Welcome back to session 8 of chosen, blameless, sanctified:
In verses 13 and 14, he gives us a bold declaration.
14 for () since we believe that jesus died and rose again, even so, through jesus, god will bring with him () those who have fallen asleep.
15 for this we say unto you by the word of the lord, that.
14 for since we believe that jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when jesus returns, god will bring back with.
15 for this we declare to you () by a word from the lord,  that () we who are.
A sermon from our annual memorial service, held for those who have lost someone they love in recent years or longer ago.
So, because of him, god will raise with jesus those who have died.
Published march 28, 2022 by rob burnham.
The coming of the lord.
In matthew the son of man is coming on the clouds, but in 1 thessalonians 4 believers ascend in the clouds to meet the lord.
13 but i would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
Not insubstantial hope, no more than wishful thinking that all would be well.