Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

帖撒羅尼迦前書 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11


September 27, 2020


帖撒羅尼迦前書 4 – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

My Sermon Notes from September 27, 2020 Full Text:

帖撒羅尼迦前書 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

13 論到睡了的人,我們不願意弟兄們不知道,恐怕你們憂傷,像那些沒有指望的人一樣。 14 我們若信耶穌死而復活了,那已經在耶穌裡睡了的人,神也必將他們與耶穌一同帶來。 15 我們現在照主的話告訴你們一件事:我們這活著還存留到主降臨的人,斷不能在那已經睡了的人之先。 16 因為主必親自從天降臨,有呼叫的聲音和天使長的聲音,又有神的號吹響,那在基督裡死了的人必先復活, 17 以後我們這活著還存留的人必和他們一同被提到雲裡,在空中與主相遇;這樣,我們就要和主永遠同在。 18 所以,你們當用這些話彼此勸慰。 1 弟兄們,論到時候、日期,不用寫信給你們, 2 因為你們自己明明曉得,主的日子來到好像夜間的賊一樣。 3 人正說平安穩妥的時候,災禍忽然臨到他們,如同產難臨到懷胎的婦人一樣,他們絕不能逃脫。 4 弟兄們,你們卻不在黑暗裡,叫那日子臨到你們像賊一樣。 5 你們都是光明之子,都是白晝之子。我們不是屬黑夜的,也不是屬幽暗的。 6 所以,我們不要睡覺,像別人一樣,總要警醒謹守。 7 因為睡了的人是在夜間睡,醉了的人是在夜間醉。 8 但我們既然屬乎白晝,就應當謹守,把信和愛當做護心鏡遮胸,把得救的盼望當做頭盔戴上。 9 因為神不是預定我們受刑,乃是預定我們藉著我們主耶穌基督得救。 10 他替我們死,叫我們無論醒著、睡著,都與他同活。 11 所以,你們該彼此勸慰,互相建立,正如你們素常所行的。

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.1 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.