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2 of 2 ... Great Expectations .. 4/21/2013
by Angela Doreathy Watkins
4/24/2013 / Prophecy
My Sunday School Lesson for April 21, 2013. Unit II. Resurrection Hope. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-11 (Devotional Reading Psalm/Tehillim 38:9-15).
The apostle Paul writes to assure believers/Christians/Saints of God of the promise of Christ's second return provides us with hope and comfort.
Blue Letter Bible (http://www.blueletterbible.org/index.cfm)Search to learn more about "Dispensational Truth."
Theopedia (http://www.theopedia.com)Search to learn more about the "Theology of Dispensationalism."
Dispensation ... God's plan of Salvation.
Mankind(male/female/boy/girl/child) will experience some things in this life that they are not ready for no matter what plans they have in place.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
Verses 13,14,15,16 ... Eschatology/Last Things - The Resurrection Of The Body - The Order of Resurrection - The Dead Will First Be Raised ... (This Scripture refers to believers/Christians/Saints of God)
Verses 17,18 ... Eschatology/Last Things - The Resurrection of The Body - The Order of Resurrection - Living Saints Will Then Be Caught Up
(Revelation 21-22; I Corinthians 15:51-53 - Reference Scriptures in the Sunday School Book)
I Thessalonians 5:1-5
Christians/Saints of God/Believers should be aware of Bible prophecy.
Verses 1,2,3,4 ... Eschatology/Last Things - Christ's Second Coming - When Christ Will Return - Suddenly
Verse 5 ... Man Redeemed - Blessedness Of The New Life - The Impartation of True Wisdom - Attainable
(Romans 13:1-13; Matthew 24:42; Luke 12:39; II Peter 3:10; Revelation 3:10; Revelation 3:3; Revelation 16:15)
I Thessalonians 5:6-11
Verse 6 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life - Thoughtfulness & Vigilance
Verse 7 ... The Outward Man - The Sustenance Of The Body - Sleep - Examples
Verse 8 ... Man Redeemed - Duties & Graces Of The New Life - The Believers Weapons & Warfare
Verse 9 ... Jesus Christ - Offices Of Christ - Our Saviour ... Works Of God - The Purposes Of God - Human Merit Excluded
Verse 9 ... Promise ... Pardon for Sins & Iniquities
Verse 10 ... Jesus Christ - Offices Of Christ - Our Life ... Eschatology/Last Things - The Intermediate State - Retribution Begins - For The Good
Verse 11 ... Man Redeemed - Duties & Graces Of The New Life - Mutual Edifying
Verse 9 ... God - Attributes of God As Person - Knowledge of Thoughts (God knows every thought in the heart & unspoken word of an individual)
Verse 10 ... The Outward Man - The Nature Of The Body - The Eyes
Verse 11 ... Trials & Persecutions - Persecution Foretold & Endured - Persecution Complained Of
Verse 12 ... Trials & Persecutions - Kinds & Methods Of Persecution - Conspiracy
Verse 13,14 ... Trials & Persecutions - Conduct Under Persecution - Non Resistance
Verse 15 ... Duties To God - Prayer - Conditions Of Acceptable Prayer - In Faith
Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Reference Bible
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