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I / II Thessalonians

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     Jesus IS Coming For His Church!  Paul established the church in Thessalonica early in his ministry, on his second missionary journey. It was one of the churches that suffered grave persecution from the very beginning of it’s existence. But the testimony of the church rang forth! In Paul’s words,  “… the report about your faith in God has gone everywhere.”

     The first letter Paul writes to the Thessalonian Church is from Corinth. He wants to encourage them in their new found faith. They have some very practical questions about what Paul had taught them about Jesus Christ and His coming back for them. What if a believer dies before Jesus comes? Some of our friends and relatives have died! Will they still be resurrected? When will Jesus come? Will it be soon? Paul assures them, “YES!! He will come! And even the dead will be raised! Comfort one another with that knowledge.” He tells them to go on working and serving faithfully as they wait in hope for the Glory that Jesus will bring, both to them and to the loved ones who have died.

     The second letter Paul writes is not so comforting. It is corrective. There is trouble and confusion in the new church. Someone was spreading rumors that the Day of the Lord was upon them and that they had somehow missed the return of their Lord. Paul says, “No, the Day of the Lord has not come!” He assures them the Day of the Lord does not come until the “Man of Sin” brings about a great apostasy that will climax with his ultimate opposition to Jesus, when this wicked one proclaims himself as God and takes the seat in God’s Temple. Paul tells them to stay the course and persevere in the midst of confusion and persecution. A tall order!

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“Hitler’s Cross”

by Erwin Lutzer

Yes! Jesus WILL come!

But how bad can it get before He does?

   When the Church looks for “rescue” from political leaders, we link the Cross of Christ to a political party. 

   What happens when we wrap the Cross in a flag? It happened in Germany. Can it happen here? Erwin Lutzer shows us the warning signs. 

I highly recommend it!

You can get this book from Amazon, from Friends of Israel

or Moody Church Media. 

Click any link to find out more …

11,12  Millennial Views

“Is There Really A Coming Kingdom?”

“Seeing With Two ‘I’s: Imminence and Israel”

 PDF Slides

     The two lessons above are from 2 weeks of class. There were many questions and discussion, so they are edited more than usual. Only the basic content is here.

The PDF slides will reflect what was taught in the class.

The first lesson is 20 min, the second is 11 min.

The Coming Prince

Sir Robt. Anderson

A Classic Study of “the coming prince” of Daniel 9:26-27 

A great aid in the study of the Man of Sin in 2 Thess 2:2-6

See it on AMAZON

Or CLICK HERE and download the FREE PDF to read on your PC (158 pages)

      Want to understand 

     differing views about 

        The Millennium? 

    John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue 

provide a clear and convincing Biblical 

explanation using Scripture to prove 

the reality of Christ's millennial reign 

on earth. Christ's Prophetic Plans 

shows the certain fulfillment of God's 

promises to Israel, and shows the 

crucial differences between Israel as 

a future nation and the present New 

Testament Church. 

     The chapter by Matthew Waymeyer on “Revelation 20 “ alone is worth the price of the book.         

See it on AMAZON

         YES He IS Coming!

     This is Erwin Lutzer at his best!  

   A sensible presentation of truth based on Biblical evidence. He shows us what is yet to come, and it is beyond the scope of our wildest projections. Pastor Lutzer wants to give us Hope, and to assure that we have not been left in the dark. And we won’t be “left behind.” I am on my second read through this book.

I highly recommend this one!

See it on AMAZON 

Or see it on MOODY MEDIA

28 A Summary: Learning Means Change

“Comfort and Correction”

 PDF Slides

This is a summary of I/II Thess followed by 45 minutes of open discussion about “What have you learned and how has it changed you?”  Only the opening Summary is recorded.

When Do People Receive Their “Resurrected” Bodies?

     This excellent chart from the Friends of Israel magazine “Israel My Glory” clearly outlines the answer for us.

You can download the PDF here

Consider Subscribing to “Israel My Glory” Magazine. Go to the FOI Site here

When God Comes To Church

How God Transforms a Community

A series by Pastor Lutzer: 

     A series based on 1 Thessalonians. The Gospel transforms communities and cities. When the church takes its calling seriously, it has an impact beyond its walls. 

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