Sermon Notes

Sermon Notes – January 17, 2021
The Day of the Lord – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
Introduction
Benefits of Knowing God’s word:

God’s Wrath on America

Purging of Opposition

Review of 1 Thess. 4:13-18

Overview – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The Practical Result of Studying Eschatology

Times & Seasons – 1 Thessalonians 5:1

Acts 1:6-9

Chronos (crovnoV) refers to

kairos (kairovV) refers to

Together they refer to

Brethren

The Day of the Lord – 1 Thessalonians 5:2
See Handout Chart – click here for Day of the Lord Chart PDF

A wide range of meanings that must be interpreted in its context

Joel 2
2 Peter 3

day of Christ – Philippians

Zechariah 14; Daniel 7,9, 11-12

Unexpected Coming – as a thief in the night – 1 Thessalonians 5:2
Matthew 24:42-44
1 Peter 3:10

Revelation 3:3
1 Timothy 4:1-4
2 Timothy 3:1-5
2 Timothy 4:3–4
2 Peter 3:3–7
Matthew 24 compared to Romans 6

Current events that prepare the way for fulfilling a prophesied event

The absence of the Western hemisphere in prophecy

Covid’s role

Peace, Safety & Sudden Destruction – 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Speculation

Christian, take heart

KIDS KORNER – Parents, you are responsible to apply God’s Word to your children’s lives. Here is some help. Young Children – draw a picture about something you hear during the sermon. Explain your picture(s) to your parents at lunch. Older Children – count how many times the “day of the Lord” is mentioned. Talk with your parents about the hope the Christian has in the coming day of the Lord and its destruction of the evil

THINK ABOUT IT – Questions to consider in understanding the sermon and its application. What are the benefits of knowing God’s word? How is God’s wrath being displayed upon America? How has the character of the average American changed in the last 20 years? What can be expected from the incoming regime in Washington? Why has big tech been silencing conservatives? Review 1 Thess. 4:13-18. What is the point of that passage? Can we have confidence in the timing of the coming rapture? How should we treat those who have a different view? What is the connection between 1 Thess. 4:13-18 and 1 Thess. 5:1-11? What should be the practical effect of studying eschatology? Examine Acts 1:6-9. Why does Jesus answer the question of the disciples in this manner? What does time, chronos (crovnoV), refer to? What does time, kairos (kairovV), refer to? What does the combination refer to? Examine the Day of the Lord chart? What are some of the difference distinguished? What conclusions about the day of the Lord can you make from this? What does “day of Christ” refer to in Philippians? What is meant by the usage of the phrase “thief in the night”? What are some of the present signs that we are in the last days? (1 Timothy 4:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Timothy 4:3–4; 2 Peter 3:3–7) What are some of the events that have already happened that prepare the way for events prophesied to be in the tribulation period to happen? Why isn’t the western hemisphere mentioned in any passage related to eschatology? What are some way the United States be quickly made irrelevant to world events? What does government and societal reaction to COVID indicate? What could cause evil people to proclaim “peace and safety”? What would then overtaken them suddenly for destruction? What does the context of this passage suggest about these two events? What will happen to those involved in the “Great Reset” or any other socialistic utopian scheme? What will God do to such people? What is His promise to Christians?