A reading from the first letter of paul to the thessalonians.
1 thessalonians 4 13 18.
13 but i do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
We lost don mash, a man who taught so many souls about the lord jesus and who loved the lord and his church.
For we believe that jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that god will bring wi.
15 for this we say unto you by the word.
However, they were able to remain in thessalonica for only a short time—perhaps no longer than three weeks (acts 17:2), before their preaching stirred opposition that forced them to leave.
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.
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers [and sisters], about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
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.
For if we believe that jesus died and rose, so too will god, through jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
O in christian eschatology (the doctrine of the last things) the rapture refers to the belief
We’re continuing this morning to discover the many avenues and aspects of hope that we find in the bible.
Now paul’s letters to the church in thessalonica.
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
Let me invite you to take your copy of god’s word and turn with me to 1 thessalonians 4.
800 have perished in airplane crashes this year.
14 for if we believe that jesus died and rose again, even so god will bring with him those who sleep in jesus.
And today’s passage is probably one that’s a little unconventional.
The christian enters heaven after death