• Continuing Good News From Thessalonica

    2 Thessalonians 1:3–4

    Showing gratitude to God for other believers is an obligation that we frequently forget. However, other Christians are good gifts from the Lord, and their presence in our lives is one of the means by which we become more conformed ...Read More

  • Second Thessalonians

    2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

    Second Thessalonians goes over some of the same ground as 1 Thessalonians, but this is a good thing. We are slow to learn, and we need God to repeat Himself to us if we are to grow in the knowledge ...Read More

  • Time: The Subtle Thief

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  • Waiting for the Clouds to Break

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  • Final Greetings and Requests

    1 Thessalonians 5:25–28

    We remain ever dependent on the grace of God to sustain and change us. None of us has arrived at full holiness, and we will make progress only as we seek to grow in the grace of the Lord. We ...Read More

  • Paul’s Closing Benediction

    1 Thessalonians 5:23–24

    Sanctification is usually a slow process, so at times we may think that God is not making us holy in practice or that He will not complete the good work begun in us. However, the Lord is perfectly faithful to ...Read More

  • Prophecies and Discernment

    1 Thessalonians 5:19–22

    John Calvin applies 1 Thessalonians 5:19–22 to our situation by noting that today, prophecy means “interpretation made suitable to present use.” Our only access to prophecy today is through the faithful exposition of the inscripturated Word of God, which appointed ...Read More

  • Unceasing Rejoicing, Prayer, and Thanksgiving

    1 Thessalonians 5:16–18

    Indeed, it is difficult to rejoice always, pray unceasingly, and give thanks in all circumstances. There is a way forward, however, and that is to remember what Christ has done for us and all the promises of God that He ...Read More

  • Doing Good in Response to Evil

    1 Thessalonians 5:15

    Christians are called to go out of their way to do good to all people, even those who plot against us. We do not need to bear with continual abuse, and we are to get the authorities involved when the ...Read More

  • God Is Spirit

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