Example: 1 Thess. 4:18
In 1 Thessalonians 4, Paul deals with an issue that the church faced that was causing anxiety, uncertainty, even fear. It seems the Thessalonian believers feared Jesus had returned and that they had missed Him.
· Paul calms their fears by explaining what will take place when Jesus comes.
· He reminds them that when He does, they will be with the Lord forever.
· He stresses being prepared, staying alert, exercising self-control, and living out their faith is far more important than trying to figure out dates or times.