1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 16-23 First comes the Thunder, then comes the Lightning. The Loud, the Light, & the Lion. - Pastor David McGee

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1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 16-23 First comes the Thunder, then comes the Lightning. The Loud, the Light, & the Lion.Bible

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: November 21, 2021

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Life Lessons Referenced
Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 5:)

It is humbling to read how mankind missed the First coming of Jesus. No one will miss the Second Coming.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 5:)

Life is a gift from God. Any life.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 5:)

Be thankful for each life you meet, be very thankful for the changed life of biblical believers.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 5:)

A relationship with God should make you thankful for God, other people, (love God, love people) and animals and even plants.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 5:)

Foolish, accusing talk is compared to cancer in the Bible, and can turn others away from the faith or coming to faith.

Quote (1 Thessalonians 5:)

“Storms… directly challenge three institutions indispensable to Americans, now as always. The first is religion. It is the source of the other two-democracy and international good faith.
Religion by teaching man his relationship to God, gives the individual a sense of his own dignity and teaches him to respect himself by respecting his neighbors.
Democracy, the practice of self government, is a covenant among free men to respect the rights and liberties of the fellows. International good faith, a sister of democracy, springs from the will of civilized nations of men to respect the rights and liberties of other nations of men. In a modern civilization, all three – – religion, democracy, and international good faith – – complement and support each other.
Where freedom of religion has been attacked, the attack has come from sources opposed to democracy. Where democracy has been overthrown, the spirit of free worship has disappeared. And where religion and democracy have vanished, good faith and reason in international affairs have given way to strident ambition and brute force. An ordering of society which relegates religion, democracy, and good faith of a nations to the background can find no place with in it for the ideals of the prince of peace. The United States rejects such an ordering and retains it’s ancient faith.
There comes a time in the affairs of men when they must prepare to defend, not their homes alone, but the tenants of faith and humanity on which their churches, their governments, and their very civilization or founded. The defense of religion, of democracy, and of good faith among nations is all the same fight. To save one we must now make up our minds to save all.”
FDR State of the Union 1939

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
1 Thessalonians 4:16 NKJV
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 NLT
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves.
 
Romans 1:21 NKJV
because, although they knew God, they did not glorify [Him] as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Romans 8:19-23 NLT
19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, 21 the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.
2 Timothy 2:16-18 NLT
16 Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. 17 This kind of talk spreads like cancer, as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus. 18 They have left the path of truth, claiming that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; in this way, they have turned some people away from the faith.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT
1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
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