Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Key Thought: Encourage One Another!
Useful Passages for further study: 1 Corinthians 15 and Matthew 24
Why does Paul need to remind the Thessalonians of the resurrection?
i) What would be different if they did not know about the resurrection?
Do you think we are “uniformed” in any of these matters today?
i) The Thessalonians seem to have overemphasized (or at least misunderstood) some issues of theology, yet were uninformed considering other essential Christian teachings. Do we have similar issues today?
What does it mean to “encourage on another with these words?”
i) How does the resurrection encourage us today?
ii) How does this teaching change our view of those who have died?
iii) How does it change the way we live right now?