Matthew 24 and 1 Thessalonians 4-5 Compared

Question
Please briefly compare 1 Thessalonians 4-5 to Matthew 24
Answer
Parallels between Matthew 24 and 1 Thessalonians are readily compared in the following chart:

Subject Matter
Matthew
1 Thess.
Jesus returns Matt. 24:30 1 Thess. 4:16
From Heaven Matt. 24:30 1 Thess. 4:16
In clouds Matt. 24:30 1 Thess. 4:17
With a shout Matt. 24:30 1 Thess. 4:16 (power)
With angels Matt. 24:31 1 Thess. 4:16
With the trumpet of God Matt. 24:31 1 Thess. 4:16
Elect’s gathering to Christ Matt. 24:31, 40-41 1 Thess. 4:17
Time unknown Matt. 24:36, 42-44, 50 1 Thess. 5:2, 4
Jesus come as a thief Matt. 24:36 1 Thess. 5:1-2
Unbelievers unaware of pending judgment Matt. 24:37-39 1 Thess. 5:3
Travail comes suddenly as upon an expectant mother Matt. 24:8 1 Thess. 5:3
Elect not deceived Matt. 24:42 1 Thess. 5:4-5
Elect watch Matt. 24:4, 33 1 Thess. 5:6
Warning against drunkenness Matt. 24:49 1 Thess. 5:7

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (IIIM).