Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 7/9/2017

Sunday’s message in our Real Answers about Heaven series was called Family Reunion, taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. We will be reunited when Christ returns
   A. The dead in Christ will rise first
      – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16
   B. Then we who are still alive will be caught up with them
      – 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

II. We will join with the whole family of God
   A. We will know and recognize each other
      – Matthew 8:11, 17:3; Luke 10:20; Philippians 3:21 (see Ecclesiastes 1:11)
   B. We will be reunited with our family members
      – 2 Samuel 12:23; Zechariah 8:5; Matthew 22:30
   C. We will all live in perfect harmony
      – Colossians 3:10-11; Hebrews 12:22-23

III. Christ will still be the main attraction!
   – 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Three applications:
1) Reconcile with others now – don’t wait for heaven (Matthew 5:23-24)
2) Grieve – but not like those who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13)
3) Pray for your unsaved loved ones to come to Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:14)

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1 Comment

  1. Olu says:

    Someone said, when Christ return, we will all be together forever, and so we might as well get along now and put our differences aside.

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