A right way to accept or welcome the teachings of the Bible when we receive it

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

Must or shall?

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

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 [1] mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and … More July 10 1 Thessalonians 1

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