Tag Archives: Jesus

Selfless

So, what do we have so far? In 2:1-3;10 we have Paul talking about putting the message of the gospel into the way we live our lives, and in this passage, we have Paul placing spiritual truth above physical distress … Continue reading

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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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Confident in the Lord

But he knows the way that I take;    when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps;    I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips;    I … 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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What you look for you will find

If you are thinking about buying a green car, you will suddenly notice that there are many green cars on the road; if you are thinking about buying a new green Toyota, you’ll start to see them everywhere. If you … 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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Love in Action

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1John 3:18 It’s all well and good for us to talk about love, after all everybody feels better when the conversation is over. Please … Continue reading

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While I was Away… part 3

I’ve asked myself a number of times why it is that people move from the city to the country, after all, in spite of the noise and congestion of a city, there are quite a few amenities and conveniences that … Continue reading

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