• How to Wait for Christ’s Return

    1 Thessalonians 5:4–8

    Some people have waited for Christ’s coming by selling everything and heading for the hills to look for Jesus. But that is not how we are to look for Christ. Instead, we are to go about our daily business, fulfilling ...Read More

  • Like a Thief in the Night

    1 Thessalonians 5:1–3

    John Calvin comments, “Believers do not desire to know more than they are permitted to learn in God’s school.“ One of the hardest things to do as a believer is to not try to figure out what God has not ...Read More

  • Spoken Faith in a Risen Lord

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  • Caught Up in the Clouds

    1 Thessalonians 4:17–18

    The doctrine of the return of Christ and the resurrection of the dead is a great comfort to believers. It assures us that life continues after death and that Jesus will by no means fail to punish the impenitent and ...Read More

  • The Return of Christ

    1 Thessalonians 4:15–16

    Are you looking forward to the coming of the Lord, to the parousia of Christ? It is easy for us to get so caught up in our everyday activities that we forget that Jesus is coming and that He could ...Read More

  • Glory through Jesus

    1 Thessalonians 4:14

    We have been living in the last days since the death and resurrection of Christ. As such, Jesus could return at any moment, and so we need to be ready for His coming. We prepare ourselves now for His return ...Read More

  • Grieving with Hope

    1 Thessalonians 4:13

    Grief when a loved one dies is not wrong. Even Jesus wept at Lazarus’ death (John 11:35). But we should not despair or respond to death as non-Christians do, for we know that those who die in Christ will live ...Read More

  • Walking Properly before Outsiders

    1 Thessalonians 4:11–12

    If we are able to work, we must seek to work. And we must seek to live quietly, not putting ourselves in situations where we do not belong. These things commend the Christian life to others, and God uses them ...Read More

  • Hall of Fame

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  • Showing Brotherly Love

    1 Thessalonians 4:9–10

    The Thessalonians did not need more teaching on the need to show brotherly love or on what such love looks like. Paul simply urged them to show love more and more (1 Thess. 4:10). Even when we know the truth ...Read More