REFORMATION OR TRANSFORMATION We are being hindered from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins.  I Thess. 2:16 Paul knew.  Unless the Gentiles heard the words of Jesus Christ, they would have absolutely no chance of leading a different life.  They …

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A NOTCH ON THE BELT For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed.  God is witness.  I Thess. 2:5 I remember an episode of The Cobsy Show where one of their college age children called home early one evening.  Because that particular kid rarely surfaced, Bill Cosby’s first …

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A HOSTILE AUDIENCE After we had already suffered and been mistreated in Phillip, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.  I Thess. 2:2             Remember how you felt the last time you felt you needed to say some things you knew would not …

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