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Jesus, the Father's Spirit-filled Son, inaugurated God's kingdom.
Mark 1:1-15
Paul describes how men and women should act in church, based on their specific roles.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Dedicate yourself to the local church for the eternal glory of Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
The gospel call to repentance gives light to people in darkness.
Matthew 4:12-17
God has given the local church the responsibility to judge its members.
1 Corinthians 5
The eternal state will immediately follow Christ's return and our bodily resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
When Jesus next returns, he will destroy death.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
At the day of the Lord, believers will be saved and unbelievers will be destroyed.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
This passage reveals the fact of and the reason behind God's anger.
Romans 1:18-23
The kind of faith that saves is a faith that is characterized by works.
James 2:14-26
Only those who look to Jesus for spiritual wealth, righteousness, and guidance will sit with him on his throne.
Revelation 3:14-22
Jesus promises eternal life to those who overcome; therefore, cling to the gospel and preach it to others.
Revelation 3:7-13
Those who treasure the gospel and live it out today will enjoy intimacy with Jesus now and forever.
Revelation 3:1-6
Hold tightly to holy living that flows from the gospel.
Revelation 2:18-29
God calls us to boast only in the cross, through which we participate in the New Creation.
Galatians 1:1-6:18
Jesus will destroy His enemies and give eternal life to His people; therefore, the church must not tolerate sin in its midst.
Revelation 2:12-17
It is vital to boast only in Jesus' cross.
Galatians 6:10-18
Those who are fearless in the face of death will receive life from the Victor over death.
Revelation 2:8-11
True spirituality is seen in bearing other people's burdens.
Galatians 6:1-10
You are nothing without love.
Revelation 2:1-7
Serve each other in love through the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
Galatians 5:13-26
Jesus is a king and priest who is present with His church in judgment and salvation.
Revelation 1:9-20
Only those who rest on Christ alone for justification will receive eternal righteousness.
Galatians 5:2-12
Obey this urgent revelation so you will be blessed, and rest in the sovereignty of your Saviour.
Revelation 1:1-8
God redeems Naomi - and all Israel - through the son of Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth 4:13-22
Believers must stand firm in the freedom of being God's children through faith alone in his promise.
Galatians 4:21-31
Boaz generously and sacrificially redeems Elimelech's and Mahlon's family.
Ruth 4:1-12
Paul's proven trustworthiness and godly motives should have led the Galatians to trust him, not reject him.
Galatians 4:12-20
Boaz acted with generosity again, and Ruth waited for redemption.
Ruth 3:14-18
In Christ we are God's fully adult sons and heirs.
Galatians 4:1-11
Boaz commits himself to redeem Ruth.
Ruth 3:1-13
All of God's children enjoy his covenant and promised salvation through faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:15-29
Ruth and Naomi encounter the generosity of Boaz.
Ruth 2:14-23
Gentiles are declared righteous, become the true Israel, and receive the blessing and the Spirit by faith alone.
Galatians 3:1-14
God guided Ruth to the field of a man who showed undeserved favor to her.
Ruth 2:1-13
Justification by faith, not by works, alone glorifies God's grace and accomplishes the purpose of Christ's death.
Galatians 2:11-21
Ruth committed herself to Naomi and to her God.
Ruth 1:15-22
From the beginning of church history, there has been only one true gospel.
Galatians 2:1-10
The biblical gospel is demonstrably given by Jesus.
Galatians 1:11-24
Naomi was left alone in a foreign land, suffering judgment.
Ruth 1:1-5
A bitter Naomi plans to return to her homeland, and convince her daughters-in-law not to.
Ruth 1:6-14
Reject the perverted gospel and embrace the God-accomplished and God-taught gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
It is right for God to show mercy on whomever he desires to show mercy - and we should praise him for this!
Jonah 1:1-4:11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Jonah 4:1-11
God cares about Gentiles.
Jonah 3:1-10
The Lord saved Jonah because he prayed to him.
Jonah 2:1-10
Jesus' death and resurrection created Gentile worshippers.
Jonah 1:1-17
Because God is holding tightly to you, hold tightly to his Word.
2 Thessalonians 1-3
We pray for you to experience God's grace and peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Paul gives two final commands in the main body of this letter: pray and stay away.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
Ephesians 2:1-10
God is holding tightly to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The path to eternal happiness isn't what you think: it requires joyful endurance of trials and humble obedience to God's Word.
James 1
Choose the way of life that God delights in, a Christlike life of compassion and purity, for this is the pathway to Heaven.
James 1:26-27
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Secret Rapture?
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Our certain gospel hope of resurrection should encourage us.
#resurrection
#rapture
#eschatology
Published July 13th, 2019
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Main point summary
1 Thess 4:13-18
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Main point summary
We must encourage one another with the certain gospel truth that the Lord will raise sleeping believers when he returns.
1 Thess 4:13-18
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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep,
Οὐ θέλομεν δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀγνοεῖν, ἀδελφοί, περὶ τῶν ⸀ κοιμωμένων,
g that you may not grieve as others do h who have no hope.
ἵνα μὴ λυπῆσθε καθὼς καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ οἱ μὴ ἔχοντες ἐλπίδα.
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For i since we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
εἰ γὰρ πιστεύομεν ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἀπέθανεν καὶ ἀνέστη,
even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him j those who have fallen asleep.
οὕτως καὶ ὁ θεὸς τοὺς κοιμηθέντας διὰ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἄξει σὺν αὐτῷ.
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For this we declare to you k by a word from the Lord, 1
τοῦτο γὰρ ὑμῖν λέγομεν ἐν λόγῳ κυρίου,
that l we who are alive, who are left until m the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
ὅτι ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες οἱ περιλειπόμενοι εἰς τὴν παρουσίαν τοῦ κυρίου οὐ μὴ φθάσωμεν τοὺς κοιμηθέντας·
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For n the Lord himself will descend o from heaven
ὅτι αὐτὸς ὁ κύριος ... καταβήσεται ἀπ’ οὐρανοῦ, ...
p with a cry of command,
ἐν κελεύσματι,
with the voice of q an archangel,
ἐν φωνῇ ἀρχαγγέλου
and r with the sound of the trumpet of God.
καὶ ἐν σάλπιγγι θεοῦ,
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And s the dead in Christ will rise first.
... καὶ οἱ νεκροὶ ἐν Χριστῷ ἀναστήσονται πρῶτον, ...
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be t caught up together with them u in the clouds
ἔπειτα ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες οἱ περιλειπόμενοι ἅμα σὺν αὐτοῖς ἁρπαγησόμεθα ἐν νεφέλαις
to meet the Lord in the air,
εἰς ἀπάντησιν τοῦ κυρίου εἰς ἀέρα·
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and so v we will always be with the Lord.
καὶ οὕτως πάντοτε σὺν κυρίῳ ἐσόμεθα.
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Therefore encourage one another with these words.
ὥστε παρακαλεῖτε ἀλλήλους ἐν τοῖς λόγοις τούτοις.
We don't want you to grieve about those who are asleep, because Jesus will bring them with him.
We who are still awake will precede those who are asleep, because , when Jesus returns, those who are asleep will rise first, and then we will join them and the Lord forever.
Don't grieve because it is a certain gospel truth that the Lord will raise those who are asleep when he returns, followed by us.
The main emphasis of this passage is on why we shouldn't grieve. This point is presented positively in 18.
"Paul argues that belief in Jesus’ resurrection leads to a corollary, namely, the resurrection of the saints. This is translated “well, in the same way” ( οὕτως καί ), so that it doesn’t seem as if “we believe” in 4:14a is the cause of final resurrection . Rather, this is an example of evidence—inference, where “the speaker infers something (the apodosis) from some evidence .” Jesus rose (so we believe) from the dead; in the same way God will resurrect the saints " (Shogren, 1 & 2 Thessalonians , 182). So the Ground of our hope is Jesus' bodily resurrection.
Cf. Matt 24:31 and 2 Thess 2:1 on "bring" and "gather together." The latter passage is certainly talking about the same event as v. 14ff here.
According to Dan 12:2, the resurrection will happen after "a time of trouble" (12:1).
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