March 29, 2015
As a local church we must not only guard against doctrinal error, but we must exalt Christ and live in a manner worthy of our calling.
March 22, 2015
Having thanked God for his work in the Thessalonian believers and addressed their concerns about the Day of the Lord, Paul confronts a problem in the church. He shows himself a model of spiritual diligence (3:1–5) as well as working hard physically (3:6–12), and he encourages the believers to do the same.
March 15, 2015
The second chapter addresses specific questions the Thessalonian believers had for Paul (2:1). These questions involved the timing of Jesus’ second coming and the gathering of believers to be with the Lord. In spite of present persecution and impending evil, Paul encourages the believers with God’s election and calling, and commands them to persevere through […]
March 8, 2015
As Paul opens this letter to the Thessalonian church (1:1–2), he thanks God for working through persecution to make the believers more like Jesus Christ (1:3–12).
March 1, 2015
Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians encourages these Christians to follow Christ in spite of persecution, looking forward to Jesus’ return to judge the wicked.
February 8, 2015
“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention” (Proverbs 15:18).
January 25, 2015
The Holy Spirit through the Holy Scriptures is God’s instrument to make us holy (John 17:17).