From Corona, California.
In reality we are reading two letters, not books. Does that help soften the blow of reading eight chapters? It will take 20 minutes or less to read these two letters.
These letters to the Thessalonians are packed with promises of the rapture of the church and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Look at a few of the references his promises!
- Rescue us from the “wrath to come” (1 Thess. 1:10),
- We will be “in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming” (1 Thess. 2:19)
- “To the end he will establish your hearts…at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 3:13)
- “The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout…the dead in Christ shall rise…we will be caught up and…ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:16,17)
- “God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ…” (1 Thess. 5:9).
How about 2 Thessalonians?
- “When he shall come…”(2 Thess. 1:10)
- “We beseech you…by the coming of our Lord Jesu Christ” (2 Thess. 2:1),
- “The Lord direct your hearts…into the patient waiting for Christ” (2 Thess. 3:5).
Read these short chapters with hope, and joy, and anticipation. Beloved, Jesus is coming soon!