Tag Archives: love

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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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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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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Must We Always Hurt the One We Love?

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:8 There’s an old song I barely recall hearing … Continue reading

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