Please join me this Sunday morning at Dakota Community Church as we continue to work on better understanding a particularly controversial passage in the book of 1 Thessalonians.
We have already determined that it was not Paul’s intention in this writing to establish a comprehensive eschatological overview of end time events. The young believers in Thessalonica have heard that Jesus will soon be returning to judge the world and to gather His followers for a great reunion celebration. While this is an exciting prospect and an important part of the gospel message it has also caused concerns about the fate of Christians who have already died. Will they be included? Have they missed out by some fault of their own? What happens to the bodies of those whose spirits are with the Lord?
Paul puts all fear to rest when he reveals the historic event that secures our hope and comfort regaurding life after death. I hope to see you all Sunday morning.