Elder Mike concludes the 2016 January Meeting by turning to 1 Thessalonians 4 and looking at five R’s embedded there: remember, return, resurrection, rapture, and reunion. The apostle Paul asks them to remember that those asleep in Christ are to be awakened on the last day, and it is tied to the return of Jesus Christ. And what good is Jesus’s return if it is not tied to the resurrection of His people? Then a rapture will occur where His children will be snatched up to meet Him in the clouds. Finally, Elder Mike proclaims that there will be a forever reunion where we will see His face in peace and will be satisfied. He then encourages us to strive to serve Him while here on Earth but keep these verses in mind and look toward our heavenly home.
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