11-12-17 - "Death: When Ignorance Is Not Bliss"

Rev. Steve Ahlersmeyer


1 Thessalonians 4:13-18



 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.