Community Group Questions 08.28.22

by Aug 31, 2022

Sermon // “The Absent Church” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

  1. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13, and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 and answer the questions below.
    a. What was the confusion in the Thessalonian church that Paul was addressing—and what was causing it?
    b. Paul said they were uninformed. In what ways were you uninformed about the coming of the Lord—and how has our study of this informed you?


  1. What are the two kinds of people Paul is describing in this passage who are involved at the coming of the Lord? (14-17)
    a. For the believer death is like what?
    b. Sleeping believers are with who?
    c. Paul’s word for death = “a place to sleep before continuing your journey.” What modern word do we use for this?
    d. What is Paul’s exhortation in verse 18 and how can this be true for us today?


  1. Can you recall from the sermon four meanings for the word “caught up” in verse 17? When we are caught up to be with the Lord what things are going to happen—Read the following passages to answer this.
    a. 2 Corinthians 5:9-11
    b. John 14:1-3
    c. Revelation 19:6-7


  1. When the church is caught up to be with the Lord in the clouds we experience the events you discussed in question #3 (top screen), but what events are we absent from on earth?
    a. Can you recall any of the differences between the “coming of the Lord” and the “Day of the Lord?”
    b. How do these things relate to the book of Daniel?