For you are all children of light, children of the day

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8  But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.  For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.  So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.  For those … More For you are all children of light, children of the day

Always with the Lord

“Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” Charles H. Spurgeon on 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18  Even the sweetest visits from Christ, how short they … More Always with the Lord

Piper: The covenant requirement of holiness is also a gift as well as a command

John Piper, in a sermon,” Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community” Look at the connection between [1 Thessalonians] 3:12 and 3:13. 12) May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 13) so that he may establish your hearts … More Piper: The covenant requirement of holiness is also a gift as well as a command