Living Word Church
How Sweet the Sound - Week 3
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    Sunday 10:30 AM
How Sweet the Sound
I’ll Fly Away
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”

Matthew 6:19-21 (NLT)
Urgency for Today and Hope for Eternity

Some glad morning when this life is o'er, I'll fly away; To a home on God's celestial shore—I'll fly away.

When the shadows of this life have gone, I'll fly away; Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I'll fly away.
1. Return: Christ is Going to Return To Earth Again.

“When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” John 14:3-4 (NLT)

Maranatha=The Lord is coming or come, O Lord.”

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NLT)
2. The Rapture: Living Christians Will be Taken Away

“Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (NLT)

Some glad morning when this life is over, I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away. When I die, halleluiah by and by, I’ll fly away.
“That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. 42 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. 43 Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. 44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”
Matthew 24:39-44 (NLT)
3. The Reunion: Christians will be with God Forever

“Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (NLT)

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Revelation 21:4 (NLT)
The Urgency for today.

“But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”

1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 58 (NLT)
How to live with urgency about today?

“Live as if Jesus was crucified yesterday, rose from the dead today, and is returning tomorrow.” ― Martin Luther

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.” 1 Thess. 4:13 (NLT)

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” Harriet Beecher Stowe
Leave…
No WORDS unsaid.
No DEEDS undone.
No HOPE left unoffered.

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