Month: June 2010

Preaching A Sermon With My Faith

PREACHING A SERMON WITH MY FAITH For not only has the Word of God has sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.  I Thess. 1:8 I used to … Continue reading Preaching A Sermon With My Faith

Imitating The Right Person

IMITATING THE RIGHT PERSON You also became imitators of us and of the Lord.  I Thess. 1:6 Many imitate their Christian leaders, but often, the Christian leaders they try to act like don't act like Jesus.  Their imitation is in vain. The religious leaders of Jesus' day didn't … Continue reading Imitating The Right Person

When The Word Comes With Power

WHEN THE GOSPEL COMES WITH POWER Because our Gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.  I Thess. 1:5 I’m sitting up straight writing this; at full attention in my spirit.  What … Continue reading When The Word Comes With Power

Predominantly Gentile

PREDOMINANTLY GENTILE For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you.  I Thess. 1:4 One of Paul's themes in I and II Thessalonians is that the believer is chosen by God for salvation.  Many read verses about being chosen and say under their breath, "Right!  Doctrine … Continue reading Predominantly Gentile

Hide Or Bear Down?

HIDE OR BEAR DOWN? We give thanks to God for you, constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.  I Thess. 1:2-3 What do you do when you're persecuted?  Run and hide?  … Continue reading Hide Or Bear Down?

A True Spiritual Father

A TRUE SPIRITUAL FATHER Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:  Grace to you and peace.  I Thess. 1:1 Paul wasn't alone when he took the Gospel to the Thessalonians.  He was supported by two … Continue reading A True Spiritual Father

A Sober Ending

A SOBER ENDING I have gone astray like a lost sheep, seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.  Psalm 119:176 I am very emotional as I write today.  It is the last devotional from Psalm 119.  This chapter has been my home … Continue reading A Sober Ending