current bible studies

When Christ Comes (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

There are not many passages of scripture that reveal what will happen when Christ comes a second time. However, you would think by the numerous books and movies about this topic that there were hundreds of passages that describe the second coming of Christ. People have such a fascination about Christ’s return. This desire to know about his coming is not misplaced because his return is to give us hope and change how we live our lives today. But the purpose of this paragraph in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 is not to give a full discourse on the end times. The point is not to describe all the details or give a full treatment regarding Christ’s return. There is a specific concern these Christians have that Paul is answering for them. His concern is stated for us in 1 Thessalonians 4:13.

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. (1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV)

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When God Spoke From Heaven (Exodus 20)

We are studying the book of Exodus to see God’s pictures of redemption. The book of Exodus gives pictures and shadows of what God will do when Christ comes. Exodus is not just the telling of Israel’s history, but also predicting how God will save his people again when he sends Christ to rescue the world.

We need to remind ourselves of the scene of Exodus 19 before we can consider Exodus 20. Remember what is going on as the people of Israel have come to the mountain. God is entering into a covenant with his people and the stipulations are given in Exodus 19:1-6. Once the people have agreed that they will do all that the Lord has spoken (19:8), God comes to meet with the people (19:9,17). The people needed to consecrate themselves before God came down, emphasizing the holiness of God…

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Your Holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)

We have been studying this first letter to the Thessalonians that is teaching us to how to live our lives in the light of eternity. Since we have our eyes focused on the glorious return of Christ, Paul has a concern for these Christians, which is a concern for all Christians. You will notice this concern in verse 1.

Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. (1 Thessalonians 4:1 ESV)

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