Chapter # 4 Paragraph # 3 Study # 4
December 28, 2014
Dayton, Texas
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<101> Thesis: The Lord Himself is going to bring the Plan for the Church to its conclusion. Introduction: In our last study we looked into the question of how Paul's declaration that those who are alive when Jesus comes will not go before those who have been put to sleep was supposed to be a "grief-alleviation" concept. My conclusion was that those that are put to sleep have this advantage; that they have run their full course under divine oversight and those who remain alive till His coming are simply caught up in the midst of their activities. Additionally, even at the time of the event, those who have been put to sleep get to be raised first. So, we are not to grieve for those gone before because they have the advantages. Now, as we move into the next verse, we are going to be looking at the reasons for Paul's claim.