Monthly Archives: July 2016

Glorying in You for Patience and Faith 2 Thessalonians 1:4

  As Paul greeted the Thessalonians in his second letter, he told them he “was bound to thank God for” them “because” their “faith grows exceedingly, and the charity of every one of” them “toward each other abounds”. In chapter … Continue reading

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Bound to Thank God 2 Thessalonians 1:3

As Paul began his second letter to the Thessalonian church, he gave the typical Pauline greeting which included his name, his companions’ names, and desired “grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” to be upon … Continue reading

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Grace and Peace 2 Thessalonians 1:2

Paul the apostle cared for the Thessalonian church and was inspired by the Lord to write not only one letter to them, but also a second one. In the beginning of this second letter Paul introduced himself and his companions, … Continue reading

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Paul, Silvanus and Timothy 2 Thessalonians 1:1

As we begin the second letter written by Paul the apostle to the Thessalonian church, we once again consider that Paul was only in Thessalonica for three weeks with this new church, and yet it was thriving, full of life, … Continue reading

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The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Thessalonians 5:28

Paul completed his final instructions to the Thessalonians by charging them to “read” “this epistle” to “all the brethren”, and in chapter five and verse twenty-eight of his letter, Paul finishes his letter with a desire for “the grace of … Continue reading

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Read This Epistle to All Holy Brethren 1 Thessalonians 5:27

As Paul the apostle came to an end of his first letter to the Thessalonians, he gave them several short instructions about living before the Lord Jesus and with one another. In chapter five and verse twenty-seven of his letter, … Continue reading

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Greet with a Holy Kiss 1 Thessalonians 5:26

Paul the apostle had almost completed his first letter to the Thessalonian church members when he told them God would “sanctify” them “wholly”, and he prayed that “God” would “preserve” them “blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” … Continue reading

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Pray for Us 1 Thessalonians 5:25

As Paul the apostle came to the close of his first letter to the Thessalonian church members, he included several short and yet important guiding statements. Among them was the desire for the Lord to “sanctify” them “wholly”, “and” he … Continue reading

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Faithful is He 1 Thessalonians 5:24

As Paul the apostle continued his list of final directives to the Thessalonian church members, he added that “the very God of peace sanctify” them “wholly”, and he prayed to “God” that their “whole spirit and soul and body” would … Continue reading

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Sanctified and Preserved Blameless 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Paul continued his list of short directives as he closed his first letter to the Thessalonian church. Along with “rejoicing evermore, praying without ceasing, giving thanks in every thing, not quenching the spirit or despising prophecyings, proving all things and … Continue reading

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