Pastor Barry Todd
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Paul is writing this section of the letter to answer questions the Thessalonians had, as well as give them hope for living, while waiting for the coming of the Lord. Hope lets us see the end, before we attempt the beginning. People without hope are discouraged and can only see the problems that lie before them, people with hope see far, far down the road to victor. For the believer - Hope is a Person - Jesus Christ.