PART 4 of 4 – In the last of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is our hope?” and takes up the topic of the Christian’s sure hope from various parts of the New Testament. Reading: 1 Thess 2:17-20 (Message preached in Dundonald, 2006) Complete series: 1. What is man? – The question of identity 2. What is truth? – The question of reality 3. What is your life? –…
Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) grew up in a religious home in the North West of England, but was not converted until he heard the gospel in his late teens. Soon after WW2 he launched forth in full time preaching and teaching. Working with a Gospel Tent and a caravan in the country of Norfolk, he saw numerous souls saved and a few assemblies established. Back in Merseyside in 1960 he began to travel widely expounding the scriptures. He was well versed…
From 1 Thess 5:17, “Pray without ceasing”, Ian Jackson preaches on the need for private, fervent, believing prayer in the life of every Christian. “The secret of failure, is failure in secret”. He urges us to be more prayerful and gives guidance on how to address God in prayer (Message preached in Bicester, Easter Apr 20th 2019)
Mark Sweetnam opens up 1 Thess 4:13-5:11 and expounds the truth of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. A discussion of the whole passage follows, verse by verse, with help from David Vallance, Craig Munro, and others (Bible Reading from Bicester, Easter Apr 1st 2018)
PART 11 – Noting the eight references in the two epistles to Christ’s return, Mervyn Hall presents Christ in Thessalonians as “the coming One” and emphasises the practical implications for His people. Particular reference is made to the first and last references, where Paul commended the Thessalonians for their patient waiting for Christ. May we be encouraged to do the same (Message preached 23rd Nov 2017)
Mervyn Hall looks at the subject of the rapture of the Church and asks will it be before, in the middle or at the end of Daniel’s 70th week, that period sometimes called “the 7-year tribulation”? Mervyn works his way through Ch 4 and Ch 5 of 1st Thessalonians and looks at the timing, the terminology and the teaching connected with this event and concludes that Scripture teaches a “pre-tribulation rapture”. (Message preached 8th Nov 2015)
Ian Jackson preaches on “His Will, Your Sanctification”, and gives a timely and challenging exposition of 1 Thess 4:1-8, highlighting the need for holiness in the life of the believer. He addresses matters of importance amid a climate of moral change in Western culture (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 21st Apr 2014)
Michael Penfold expounds 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5. The chapter introduces us to the great subject of “the day of the Lord” which will come upon a world proclaiming “Peace and safety!” The believers of this present dispensation will not be overtaken by the day of the Lord, but will be raptured to heaven before its commencement (Message preached 10th Apr 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).
Joshua Jacob expounds 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4. He emphasises the “call to holiness” in the first 12 verses, while also bringing to bear the teaching relative to the “comfort of His coming” in the last 6 verses. 1 Thess 4 is a pivotal passage about the rapture of the church to heaven prior to the day of the Lord (Message preached 3rd Apr 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).
David Castles expounds 1 Thessalonians Chapters 2 and 3, chapters which highlight the apostle Paul’s concern for the assembly at Thessalonica. David draws lessons for his audience from Paul’s exemplary affection, direction and prayers for protection for the saints (Message preached 27th Mar 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).
Thomas West expounds 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 and emphasises the character of the assembly to which Paul wrote – a working assembly, a watching assembly, a witnessing assembly, a worshipping assembly and a waiting assembly. A relevant practical message (Message preached 20th Mar 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).
Mervyn Hall gives an introductory overview to Paul’s first epistle to the Thessalonians. He gives the background of the epistle, explains its structure and outlines its purpose and relevance for 21st century readers. The central theme of the second coming of Christ is also highlighted (Message preached 13th Mar 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).
Ian Jackson expounds 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 under the heading “The Detailed Account of the Rapture of the Church”. He painstakingly but thrillingly works his way through the verses to their glorious conclusion (Message preached 21st October 2008)
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