July 14 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13 (ESV) 7 for this reason, brothers,  in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith. 8 For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord. 9 For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before … More July 14 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13
From Bible study notes on 1 Thessalonians 3:1-10, THE BENEFITS OF GOSPEL AFFLICTION Paul was writing this letter to a group of Christians who were suffering for their faith. He had the privilege of seeing them receive the message of the Gospel in an exemplary way; but now that they were suffering for the Gospel, … More Benefits of suffering
July 13 1 Thessalonians 3:1-6 (ESV) 3:1 Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker  in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know … More July 13 1 Thessalonians 3:1-6
1 Thessalonians 2:13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. John Piper, in a sermon, “How to … More A right way to accept or welcome the teachings of the Bible when we receive it
July 12 1 Thessalonians 2:10-20 (ESV) 10 You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. 11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you … More July 12 1 Thessalonians 2:10-20
For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. —1 Thessalonians 2:5-6 ESV John MacArthur, in a sermon, “Fail-Proof Spiritual Leadership”, on … More MacArthur: What makes an effective ministry?
July 11 1 Thessalonians 2:1-9 (ESV) Paul’s Ministry to the Thessalonians 2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers,  that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst … More July 11 1 Thessalonians 2:1-9
1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. John Piper, in a sermon “The Fruit of Hope: Endurance” Let us probe the connection … More Must or shall?
July 10 1 Thessalonians 1 (ESV) Greeting 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. The Thessalonians’ Faith and Example 2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly  mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and … More July 10 1 Thessalonians 1
In June 2012, the first-ever Gospel Coalition National Women’s Conference was held in Florida. Here is the message from Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Wolgemuth), speaking about the Transfiguration. http://thegospelcoalition.org/resources/a/on_another_mountain_the_god_who_points_to_his_son