Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16

Believers Who Have Died
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.


  1. What does it mean to live as those with hope in this world?
  2. How does our waiting for Jesus affect our living in the world today?
  3. How do we wait for Jesus?

Worship and Reflection:
O Praise the Name (Anastasis)