Finding Life Not Deception

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If you think things are bad now, wait until what restrains lawlessness is removed! Lawlessness To me, this is one of the most odd chapters in the Bible. Because Paul already described this in a teaching to the Thessalonian church, he didn’t take the time … Read More

Encouragement for Perseverance

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Encouragement We have a hard time knowing our own growth. Because we grow incrementally day-by-day, someone viewing us from the outside helps us know how we are doing. Paul starts his letter with such an encouragement. The church’s faith is growing abundantly. Their love for … Read More

Living an Alert Life

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Being Ready In order to not miss Jesus’ coming, we must be alert. Really, being ready is simple. Being ready means we live as children of the Light. First, living as a child of the Light means are not complacent. There are those who say they’re … Read More

Finding God’s Will

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Sanctified Living A very popular question for Christians to ask is, “How do I find God’s will for my life?” And Paul answers the question in this chapter. God’s will for every believer’s life is to be unique. Sanctification means “to be made holy.” Holiness is … Read More

Grow in Love Then Holiness

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Personal Letters Sometimes we view the books of the Bible as just that, books. In our minds, we think they are theological discourses. But in reality, they are personal letters. They would be a passionate email in today’s world. An email with theology in it. But … Read More

Parenting a New Child in Jesus

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We are to parent a new child in Jesus. Caring for a Child Paul treated the new believers in Thessalonica like a mother would treat her nursing child. Would a mother demand a nursing child to feed itself? Not a sane one! Instead, a mother, no … Read More

A Faith That Rings Out

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Have a faith that precedes you. From Idols to Jesus For the people of the Thessalonian church, idol worship was their way of life. But, when Paul showed up, he preached the gospel in word and power. And some people in the city of Thessalonica … Read More

Devoted to Prayer

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Devote yourself to prayer Anytime I read a sentence like this, and then think on it, it punches me in the gut. Then I think, “Why am I thinking about this verse, I need to actually pray!” But devoting ourselves to prayer makes sense. Since … Read More

Hidden in Jesus

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Hidden in Jesus When you have faith in Jesus, you are hidden in Jesus. The same Jesus who created everything and broke free of death hides us. When God looks at us, he sees Jesus. Isn’t that incredible and amazing? When others see us, do … Read More

Curbing Self-Indulgence

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The Creator of the world and the Savior of the Church is sufficient. In Jesus If Jesus really is the Creator of everything and the Savior of the Church, then we don’t need anything else. For one example, the fitness and data guy for the MLS … Read More