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10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting
11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
January 15 Deacons' Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
January 31 Annual Policy Meeting, 12:15 p.m.
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Today and the Christmas Eve sermon will be posted at chewelahbaptist.org. Links will be sent through email and through our church Facebook account.
I. Delivered From Worldwide Trials – Revelation 3:10
patience = associated with hope (1 Thess. 1:3) and refers to that quality of character which does not allow one to surrender to circumstances or succumb under trial. (Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament).
keep from = In the Greek language, the word…ek means “from, out from, away from.” If the Lord intended that the Church go through the Tribulation, the Greek preposition en which means “in” or dia which means “through” would have been the appropriate word to use. The words mean “continuous existence outside”…“to be kept completely out of.” (Mattoon's Treasures from Revelation, 103.)
temptation = trial, calamity, affliction
try = to try men by adversity, to test their faith and confidence in Him (Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament).
II. The Dead in Christ Shall Rise – 1 Thess. 4:13–16; 1 Corinthians 15:51–52
sleep, asleep = those who have died “in Jesus”; the “dead that shall be raised incorruptible” by God
When “the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout” He is calling “His own to meet Him in the air at His appearance.” (Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000).
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament – shout = an order, command, specifically a stimulating cry, either that by which animals are roused and urged on by man, as horses by charioteers, hounds by hunters, etc., or that by which a signal is given to men, e.g. to rowers by the master of a ship, to soldiers by a commander (Prov. 24:62 (30:27)): ἐν κελεύσματι, with a loud summons, a trumpet-call. (Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 343.)
III. The Living Saints Will Be Caught Up to Meet Jesus – 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17; John 14:1-3
IV. New Testament Saints Will Forever Be With the Lord – 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18
comfort = encourage, cheer up