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
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
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I put … More He who calls you is faithful
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 … More Father, help us to act like children of the day
“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 … More Spurgeon: When death is gain