1 & 2 THESSALONIANS
7 Lessons by Suzie Klein
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven….And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
Take a peek into the heart of the apostle Paul as you read his words of comfort and encouragement to the church he had just planted in Thessalonica. Because of persecution, he had been forced to leave the new believers, yet his heart and mind were still with them. Paul addresses their struggles with persecution and their confusion over false teachings concerning Christ's return. He patiently answers questions that were looming in their minds (and perhaps in yours). He lovingly gives commands for exemplary living while awaiting “that day” when all believers will be united with one another and with the Lord Jesus Christ.