Safe in Our Father’s Arms
四月 18, 2021

Safe in Our Father’s Arms

Preacher: Pastor Caleb Hankin
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Service Type: 网上英语

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.  14  For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.  15  For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,  that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.  16  For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  17  Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.  18  Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV

Safe in Our Father’s Arms

I. Jesus is Our Living Hope. (v. 13-14)

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live. John 11:25

II. Jesus is Our Returning King. (v. 15-16)

III. Jesus is Our Forever Home. (v. 17)

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:2-3

Discussion Questions

1. What are some of your biggest fears in life?
2. Which of these three, Jesus as our Living Hope, Jesus as our Returning King, or Jesus as our Forever Home encourages you the most? In what ways?
3. How does this passage give us hope concerning death for Christians?
4. Who is someone you can’t wait to see when you get to Heaven?
5. How does knowing that we are safe in the Father’s Arms here in the present and in eternity make you feel?
6. If Jesus were to return today, would He take you with Him?
7. Was there any other way God spoke to you in this sermon?