Category Archives: 1 Thessalonians

January 14 – God’s Will – God’s will…sanctification

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 At times, discerning God’s will isn’t nearly as hard as we might think.  We don’t have to spend long periods of time in prayer and fasting in hopes of discovering the obscure.  We don’t need to seek … Continue reading

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August 3 – His story: Man’s rescue – Today?

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Almost eight years ago I wrote: “The fact that I am actually writing these thoughts on October 22, 2011 is significant…and, for some, shocking.  Maybe you are aware of it, but a radio preacher had predicted that the … Continue reading

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February 23 – We are ALL IN!

Read 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 and 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Nineteen years ago God led me to discontinue my career as an elementary teacher. At the time I had no idea what was next; He didn’t lead me INTO my next step … Continue reading

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September 20: Open Letters – Dear Human Approval

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Dear Human Approval, You are a hard task master. In our desire for your applause, we have pushed ourselves to the limits and then listened for your response: … At times, you seemed to offer only … Continue reading

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July 31: Don’t Steal Emotionally

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 A new home was being constructed in my neighborhood recently. The builder brought in heavy equipment to prepare the land. Next he poured the basement, and soon the home was framed. In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, the … Continue reading

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July 27: Resist Sin

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 This past week, we have looked a little closer at God’s commandment of “You should not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). One principle to always remember and live by that can help protect us from this, is … Continue reading

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December 10: The Coming of the Lord

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 I missed a bus once.  I was at college in Cleveland and decided to come home on the Greyhound on a Friday night.  That all went well enough.  It was the return trip that was problematic.  … Continue reading

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June 20: The Rapture

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:4 One of the most intriguing book series I have ever read was Left Behind. It was so fascinating to read about the end times through the perspective of the people left on earth. While it keeps … Continue reading

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August 25: Jesus Makes a Difference!

Read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 “Pivotal circumstances” are those events, situations, encounters in your life that proved to be a real turning point.  And, since we are talking about spiritual issues, these pivotal circumstances somehow served as catalysts of change or … Continue reading

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May 28: Characteristics of Good Words

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Your words are powerful!  We have reminded ourselves of that reality these past few days.  Though seemingly small and insignificant, they actually wield much power, like a small rudder that steers a huge ship or a … Continue reading

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