Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he assured his disciples that one day he'd return for his people. The question is, how should this promise shape our daily lives? In every chapter of 1 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul references the return of Jesus Christ. Paul urges the church in Thessalonica to live their entire lives according to the promise that Jesus would return soon. God wants us to live with a sense of urgency for the Kingdom, knowing that our time is short.