Sons of Noah by maclaren1

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									       1 THESSALONIANS
       Chapters 04:13 – 05
         THE RAPTURE

I.   INTRODUCTION

     A. Closed study, a look at
     first 12 verses of Chapter 4.
1. Exhorted church to
remain sexually pure.
2. They were to “master”
    their own bodies.
  a) The way of the world.
3. Rejected counsel, they
were rejecting God!
  a) Paul’s words were
  words of the Lord!
    4. Lead quite lives minding
    their own business.
      a) Moves to saints that
          have died in Christ.

II. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13

  A. Christians have ability to
  deal with death.
1. The world has no hope.
  a) Believers have eternity
  of rest to look forward to.
  b) Cessation of their
  hurts, pains, labors.
2. Christians grieve at loss
of a loved one.
  a) Life does not cease!
  b) Paul goes on to
  explain.
III. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:14

   A. Our resurrection based
   upon Jesus’ resurrection.

    1. He was raised from the
    dead, so shall we!
    2. We will return with Him!

IV. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:15
  A. First business those who
  died believing in Him.

    1. What He will do on the
    day.

V. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:16

  A. SHOUT = an order,
  command
    1. This word used
    nowhere else in scripture.
    2. Closest derivative
    interpreted as “command”.
      a) Jesus will “command”
          and things will
happen.

   B. Jude 1:9
 1. Michael only archangel
 named in scripture.

C. 1Corinthians 15:52-58

 1. Matthew 24:31
   a) The Lord will bring
   resurrected dead” with
       Him.
   b) Trumpet a battle cry.
          (1) Will occur prior to
              the great
Tribulation.

VI. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:17

    A. “caught up” = “rapture”

      1. The Christians alive will
      meet the Lord in the sky.
B. Adequate scripture to
prove pre-tribulation rapture.

 1. Revelation 3:10
 2. Matthew 24:37-42
   a) Noah family only
   “righteous” left.
   b) Only distinction their
       belief in the Lord!
    (1) One “raptured” the
        other is not!
    (2) Revelation 3:10

 C. Notice verse 17:

VII. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:18

 A. Death different for the
 Christian.
VIII. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:1-3

   A. No one knows except the
   Father.

    1. Mark 13:31-32

   B. Of this we can be certain:

    1. It will come swiftly.
    2. Christians should live in
    state of readiness.

IX. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:4-11

   A. Christians “graduate” to
   be with the Lord!

    1. Cause for celebration!
X. CONCLUSION

  A. 1Thessalonians 5:12-13

     a) Say, “Thank you!”
     once-in-a-while!
       (1) Noble thing to serve
       the Lord.
       (2) Paul says to
       esteem them!
B. 1Thessalonians 5:14-28

								
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