1 Thessalonians (2018)

1 Thessalonians (2018)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 Thessalonians 5:4-28

Review 4:13-18 Believers who die, their spirits live with Jesus until He returns then they join with their new resurrected immortal bodies, living believers will then join Jesus and fellow believers in the clouds. We are to encourage one another with such knowledge. This compare closely Paul’s letter to Titus in Titus 2:12-15 5:1-3 The Day of the Lord is described occurring after the rapture of the church. Non-believers will have to live through what is known as the Time…
1 Thessalonians 4:14

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:3

4:9-12 Paul acknowledges it is God who has taught them to love one another. Yet he calls on them to do so more and more. Why? Perhaps he knew of Christ’s teaching and command later found in John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” So how are we to love…
1 Thessalonians 3:12

1 Thessalonians 3:6-4:12

Review 2:7 The three of them were like a mother caring for her own children. What image does this create in your mind? 2:11 Now as a father – a loving father – with his own children 2:12 Such a father encourages, comforts, and urges them not just to live life as a good person but to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory 2:13 Word of God Message 3:6-8 The Thessalonians had not…
1 Thessalonians 2:13

1 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5

1:2 Paul didn’t thank the Thessalonians, but thanked God for them. Who do you thank God for in your life? 1:4-5 gospel came to the Thessalonians with words /and with power / and with the Holy Spirit, inspiring you with living faith in Christ, your faith triumphed over the waves of all objections, disputes, or hesitations of mind. John 20:29b blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed 1:6-10 Thessalonians imitated Paul, Silas, Timothy and the Lord…
1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Walking in the Light Day by Day Review: In Acts 9:15-16 the Lord Jesus Christ gave the following instruction to Ananias “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” Paul means short. Silas is a shortened version of Silvanus meaning wood Acts 15:22. Timothy means honoring God Acts 16:1 An account of their…
1 Thessalonians 1:4

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

On Fire For the Gospel of Jesus Christ Review: Who are these three guys Paul, Silas, and Timothy? Paul was the Jewish Roman citizen who was named after King Saul until he met the resurrected Jesus on the way to Damascus Acts 9. In Acts 9:15-16 the Lord Jesus Christ gave the following instruction to Ananias “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I…
1 Thessalonians 1:2

1 Thessalonians 1:1-3

John 20:29 one week after the resurrection Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” None of us have seen Jesus in the flesh, yet we believed. We are blessed. What will we do with the blessing? Grow in Holiness? Grow in Love? Grow in our Future Hope / in our Faith. Galatians 5:6b The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.…