1 Thessalonians 4:1-10

1 Thessalonians 4:1-10 – The Church at Thessalonica was Healthy, yet still Paul Prays for them. He prays that they not Only Continue to Walk in a Healthy Manner but that their Spiritual Health would Grow Even More… 1 Thes 4:1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received […]

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1 Thessalonians 3:1-3

1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 – In the Writing of 1 Thessalonians Paul was Forced to Leave Thessalonica because of Persecution… from Athens he sent Timothy to Check in on the Believers there that he so Loved… 1 Thes 3:1-3a Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens […]

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1 Thessalonians 2:9-20

1 Thessalonians 2:9-20 Phil 2:13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. – All the Good in Us is Caused by Grace at Work in us, yet that Grace at Work in Us Causes us to Work, to Exert Effort and to Actively Serve… […]

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1 Thessalonians 1:8 – 2:8

1 Thessalonians 1:8 – 2:8 – The Church at Thessalonica was under Pressure and Living through Tough Times. That said, those there were Growing, had the Joy of the Lord and were Proclaiming Christ Everywhere 1 Thess 1:6,7 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of […]

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1 Thessalonians 1:1-1:7

1 Thessalonians 1:1 – 1:7 – Thessalonica is today called Thessaloniki. It was conquered by Rome in 168 BC & existed in Paul’s day as a Roman protectorate (governed independently but with oversight by Rome). In Paul’s time had a population of 200,000 (mostly Greek, with a large Roman population & a strong Jewish minority) […]

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Hosea 2:16-23

Hosea 2:16-23 – Type and Shadow is where God Ordains Old Testament History to Point to something Bigger and more Grand in the New Testament… – Examples… the OT Sacrificial Lamb System; the OT 5-Part Marriage Process & the OT Concept of the Temple… – Temporal Type and Shadow – Where God’s Grace to Ethnic […]

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Applying the Book of Hosea

Applying the Book of Hosea – In Hosea Chapter 1 we Learn that… – God, in general, relates to His People in that He is the Bridegroom and they are the Bride – Ethnic Israel in the 730 BC Era were Unfaithful – Like Prostitutes – God states that Ethnic Israel is not His people […]

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Hosea1:1-1:11

Hosea 1:1 – 1:11 – Who was Hosea? – Nothing is known about his background other than he wrote in about 730 BC… – he was a contemporary of Isaiah, Micah and Amos – Hosea was a prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel… – Haggai, Joel and Malachi were prophets to the Southern Kingdom […]

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Malachi 3:16-4:6

Malachi 3:16-4:6 – Our Time in the Last Book of the Old Testament Comes to a close and Closes with the Lord Working a Response in the Hearts of the Remnant at the Time of Malachi… – Throughout the Book of Malachi God has Issued Reprimands and Now God – by Grace Alone – Works […]

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