Study Series 14 Lesson 3: 1 Thessalonians 4 has unfortunately caused confusion for many people for many years. However, I honestly believe that if someone is able to come to the Bible with the eyes and faith of a child, devoid of any presuppositional teaching, and to read it as being in the audience to whom it was spoken and applied to, I believe this passage, like so many others will come alive with clarity. This study is a verse by verse study of the passage, which also links into many other related passages, as well contains a few important Greek word reviews, supplemented by some lexicon and commentary support.
This study explores the timing and nature of the resurrection described in the Bible –> and covers many related passages from the Old and New Testaments. I can assure that you will be enlightened, encouraged and strengthened in your faith as scripture answers scripture.
This was written and spoken to living breathing people 2,000 years ago, so it becomes imperative for us to put ourselves in their time, culture, events and worldview in order to correctly understand what the Holy Spirit was saying to them (and then for what would be for us). This study is sure to be very helpful.
Download the full Study Series as a PDF: Study Series 14 Lesson 3: The Parousia – The Resurrection, 1 Thess. 4:13-17
Listen to the weekly Bible study audio and study along with the PDF:
(Audio recordings: these audios from this Study Series are complete and you can hear everyone. This series was recorded from one of my earlier Bible study groups in 2018. I am using the audios from this earlier Bible study group, instead of the most recent group, because when I taught Study Series 10 – 14 Lesson 4 with the most recent group they were all recorded after March 2020 (start of Covid), and at the time of those audio recording we had transitioned from meeting in person to online Zoom Bible studies, and it was unknown at that time that when people on Zoom read the scripture or spoke it was not recorded through our recording device. That resulted in there being a gap of silence every time someone on Zoom read a scripture or spoke. Unfortunately, this was not realized until March 2022 after completing Study Series 14 Lesson 4. This was then rectified and from Study Series 14 Lesson 5 going forward all of the audio recordings are from my most recent group again.)