1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 – The Listing of Commands Designed to Bless us & Make us a Blessing as we wait to meet our Bridegroom continues… – For the Next Command, we Need Some Cultural Context – at the time of the writing of 1 Thessalonians, the church had no Complete Bible or any extensive Christian […]

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1 Thessalonians 5:15-18

1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 – We are Given Moral Commands so that we know how to Bless Others – so that we know how to Spread the Love of the Lord into the World – One Relationship at a time. We are given moral commands as Part of the process whereby God the Holy Spirit in […]

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1Thessalonians 5:1-11

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 1 Thes 5:1,2 But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. – There is No Way to Determine when the 2nd Coming […]

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 – More Lessons for Living – God the Holy Spirit – through Paul – Now teaches us Something New…How to Encourage Loved Ones in a Specific and Important Area 1 Thes 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as […]

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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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