Can you believe we are already in week four of our Irresistible series? Time flies when you’re having fun. Oh boy, we are having so much fun. I will say, this next passage is a tough one. This week in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 we talk about what happens after we die.
13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
Death can be a very scary subject. With God, it doesn't have to be scary.
In this passage, we talk about what happens when we die and why Jesus gives us hope in what is to come.
The Point is….JESUS IS COMING BACK!
What does that mean for us as believers, that is, those who believe in what Jesus did and give their life to Him? It means that we can see our loved ones again. It means that our brothers and sisters in Christ will be with us in Heaven. It means that, despite our sins, we can spend eternity with Jesus. Above all, it means that we can have hope in the midst of sadness.
It doesn't mean that we won’t still be sad when loved ones pass. It also doesn't mean that being sad is a bad thing or that we won’t still be scared or confused sometimes. However, we can trust that Jesus is with us and will be with us always.
How does this help us be "irresistible" Christ followers? We have hope to give others when they are afraid or sad because Jesus claimed victory over something as big and scary as death.
As always, I’ve enjoyed sharing with y’all.
See you next week to discover, know and follow.