• 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

  • Disregarding God

    1 Thessalonians 4:8

    God will not refuse anyone who trusts in Christ alone for salvation, turning from sin and bowing to Him as Lord. He will forgive us of any sin, even sexual sin, when we rest in Him alone. Evidence that we ...Read More

  • Called in Holiness

    1 Thessalonians 4:6–7

    Sexual sins are sins against the Lord, but they are also sins against other people. Our pursuit of sexual purity is a tangible way we can love our neighbors as ourselves, for sexual immorality hurts people besides ourselves and it ...Read More

  • Sanctified Minds and Bodies

    1 Thessalonians 4:3–5

    The pressure is on Christians to bow the knee to the culture on sexual matters and to embrace and approve of what God has forbidden. We cannot and must not give in, for our Creator has told us what is ...Read More

  • Pleasing God More and More

    1 Thessalonians 4:1–2

    The early church father John Chrysostom comments, “There is only one calamity for a Christian, this being disobedience to God.” It is a calamity in the sense of incurring God’s fatherly displeasure, for those who follow Christ ultimately want nothing ...Read More