The Thessalonian believers were fearfully preoccupied with the details concerning Christ’s return. As Paul counseled them to live in anticipation, he encouraged them that the foundation of Christ’s return is His death and resurrection. Alistair Begg reminds us that our primary focus as Christians should not be curiosity surrounding Christ’s return. Instead, the certainty of His coming has implications for how we live today.
16For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.
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