Category Archives: Bible

Paul’s Love for the Thessalonians

1Thessalonians 2:17-3:10 Paul takes this opportunity to express his love for the church as he laments his absence; he misses them.  He has wanted to return to them, but Satan has prevented it. Oh how I wish he would have … Continue reading

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How We Know He Loves Us

We know that God loves us; yes, that’s right- He loves all of us, and that includes you. I realize that there are times in life when we might question whether or not He even knows we exist; I’ve had … Continue reading

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Reminders of Paul’s Visit

1Thessalonians 2:1-16 At first glance, this is an odd section; is this part of the introduction or has Paul been challenged somehow? Has someone called him a fraud since he left them? When he wrote to the Galatians and Corinthians … Continue reading

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Greetings and Thanksgiving

Paul begins the letter with the customary greeting, identifying himself along with Silas and Timothy as its source. I highly doubt that the three of them co-wrote the letter; however, Silas and Timothy had actually spent more time in Thessalonica … Continue reading

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Paul Writes to Thessalonica

The letters that Paul wrote to that church are much discussed today, if for all of the wrong reasons. His first letter, written about 50 – 51 AD is very likely Paul’s first pastoral letter. This was done during the … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: February 28, 2021

Title: This is Love Text:  John 4:7-12 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. … Continue reading

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Walking in the morning stillness

I have always enjoyed going for a walk, especially early in the morning when the air is still and the land is relatively quiet and calm. Now that I finally live in the country, this is even more true for … Continue reading

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Jesus Gives an Answer That Changes Everything

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the … Continue reading

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While I Was Away… part 2

Before we left Iowa for the move to Florida last fall, we pretty much remained at home, not really seeing anyone for our last 3 weeks. Three days before we hit the road, my wife Cathy went to the auto … Continue reading

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What a Hope We Have!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, … Continue reading

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