• A Letter to the Thessalonians Devotional

    1 Thessalonians 1-3

    Paul loved the Thessalonians so much he shares not only the Gospel of God but his very life as well (2:8). How much of yourself have you given away to your local church out of love for the people? It is a risk, but follow Paul’s example and strive to be more generous relationally with others, financially, and in the use of your time. View Resource

  • Timothy’s Visit to Thessalonica Devotional

    1 Thessalonians 3:1-3

    Other believers are greatly affected by our example of Christian living, especially when we have played a significant role in their growth in the faith. Our faithfulness is a model for theirs, and our unfaithfulness sets before them a poor example that they might be encouraged to imitate. We seek to follow Christ faithfully because He has commanded us to do so, but also so that we can be a good influence on other believers. View Resource

  • Paul’s Reason for Sending Timothy Devotional

    1 Thessalonians 3:4-5

    Many people think that they are solving the problem of suffering by saying that God has nothing whatsoever to do with evil. But if God is not using evil for our good and His glory, we have no guarantee that our suffering will not derail His plans or that it has any meaning. Since the Lord is sovereign even over suffering, we can be confident that there is a good purpose behind all the pain we endure, even if we cannot see that purpose now. View Resource

  • Paul Prays to See the Thessalonians Devotional

    1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

    Our love and holiness are not the basis of our salvation. Only the perfection of Christ can make us stand before God unafraid. Yet, neither will we be saved without growing in love and holiness, for sanctification—growth in grace—is the inevitable fruit of our justification—being declared righteous in Christ. Those who have been saved will certainly pursue love and holiness. Let us strive to do so today. View Resource