Sermons on 1 Thessalonians

Sermons on 1 Thessalonians

A Sure and Certain Arrival

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will…
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Working Among Us, Now

A little background is necessary before I share this morning’s New Testament lesson, on this Stewardship Dedication Sunday. Context is crucial for understanding- and understanding leads to faithful action. This brief portion of Paul’s first letter to Christians in Thessalonica is more significant than you know. It was a first, in many ways. Written just twenty years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, around 50 A.D., this is the first of Paul’s letters. As such, this is also the earliest ‘book’…