Sermon Notes from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11. Sermon by Tray Earnhart.
I. Introduction: Review of 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
A. Paul's challenge to grow in sanctification.
B. Paul's challenge to grow in brotherly love.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
II. Christ's Return
A. What Christ's return means for those who die: security in Christ.
B. Christ's return is certain.
C. Christ's return will be glorious.
D. Christians will be raptured and will always be with Him.
III. The Day of the Lord (=God's wrath poured out on the world)
A. The Day of the Lord will come as a thief: Christians should not "dabble in the darkness" but should be vigilant.
B. Christians will not face God's wrath; our hope is in Christ.