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As a child, I used to think 'I hope Jesus doesn't come back before Christmas, because then I might miss out on my presents.' But the return of Jesus is not something to be feared or put off. For Christians, children of the light and of the day, it will be like the surprise visit of an old friend.

Paul unfolds the joyous hope of Christ's return in 1 Thessalonians 5.

This sermon was preached at St John's Southgate Lutheran Church on Sunday November 13, 2011.


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Good news about death!??? Mostly in our culture we try to ignore or minimise death. Who wants to talk about it?

But good news about death - and resurrection - lies at the heart of the Christian gospel.

Jesus' resurrection is like a sneak peek at the final chapter - we know the ending, for those who are in him!

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 opens up the good news about death.

This sermon was preached at St John's Southgate on Sunday 6th November.  It can be used in conjunction with the downloadable bible study that can be found at this link.



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