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1 Thes 4:13-
1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 CSB
13 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For we say this to you by a word from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are still 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. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Introduction

Some belivers in the early Church had died, and because of this those that remained wondered if those that had died would be at a disadvantage when the Lord came back. They wondered if they had forfitted the wonderful things that would happen in the end. Death had even made some to question the secound comming alltogether, so Paul addressed theese things

There is hope (v 13)

1 Thessalonians 4:13 CSB
13 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
he statement “We do not want you to be uninformed brothers” Indicates That Paul was wanting to draw attention to something new. that was importent. Paul refers to those who have passed away as those who have fallen asleap. this exact participlee is only used twice. Hwew and in 1 cor 11:30 when dealing with the lack of respect for the Lords supper.
1 Corinthians 11:30 CSB
30 This is why many are sick and ill among you, and many have fallen asleep.
Paul writes “that you may not greve as others who have no hope”
Greif is certenly normal with the death of a loved one, this is not saying that Christians should not grive but rather there is a diffirence between the greif of a Christian and the dispare of a pagon.
When an unsaved individual dies there is nothing but dispair but when a Believer dies there is an abundance of Hope for the loved one is sitting at the feet of Jesus.

The reason there is hope (v. 14-17)

1 Thessalonians 4:14–17 CSB
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For we say this to you by a word from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are still 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.
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Paul brings attention to the centeral fact, of the faith, Jesus died for our sin
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Note: Jesus died and rose again and God will Bring with Him those who have falle asleap
Christ experienced the full horor of death, and thus transformed death from death to sleep. Not onece in the NT are belivers said to have died =, but rather “they sleep”
In contrast Christ “died”
1 Thessalonians 4:15 CSB
15 For we say this to you by a word from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
The statement for this we say to you by a word of the Lord” indicates that it was givin from God directly.
1 Thes 4:15
By Paul’s statment “That we who are alive and at the Lord’s comming indicates that Paul thought that he would be alive when Christ returned. However, he also noted that no one knew the time, and he certenly does not claim to know
1 Thessalonians 5:1–2 CSB
1 About the times and the seasons: Brothers and sisters, you do not need anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
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aul states “ we who are alive at the Lord’s comming will certenly not precede those who have fallen asleap” meaning that those who have died will be raised first.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 CSB
16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
"The Lord Himself will decend” The Lord will litterally come and end the church age. not some messenger, but the Lord himself.
“With a shout , with the archangel’s voice” The voice of the arcangel and the Lord will come down.
“with the trumpet of God” The trumpet is associated with divine activity in the old testemnt.
Exodus 19:16 CSB
16 On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people in the camp shuddered.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 CSB
16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
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Joel 2:1 CSB
1 Blow the horn in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the residents of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; in fact, it is near—
In addition the trumpet is associated with Christ’s return elcewhere in Scripture
Matthew 24:31 CSB
31 He will send out his angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
1 Corinthians 15:52 CSB
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.
“The dead will be raised incoruptible” By This statement even death does not break our bond with Christ. We are still in Him.
This is the Church age saints we will be raised before the events of verse 17 It is importent to note however, that there is not a long time period betweentheese two events, they are consecutive
1 Thessalonians 4:17 CSB
17 Then we who are still 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.
he Believers who are left will be caught up with those who have died. There will be a reunion with Christ, and those who have died.
Paul ends with “And so we will always be with the Lord” Our time with the Lord will never end.

Rejoyce in the Hope (v. 18)

1 Thessalonians 4:18 CSB
18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Paul asks the Thesolonians to not only rejouce in This, but also encourge other believers with this truth. The idea is God is supreme and His Power will never be Lost.
Weather we live or die God has supreme Power.
Even when we come to the time of our death, we can rest in the fact that those who sleep do so in Jesus and that they have there place in final things.
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