Category Archives: 1Thessalonians

We Belong to the Day

The day we’re living in might not be “that day”, but it is the day we belong to. Unlike “that day”, this day hasn’t come upon us as a thief in the night. Been more like a slow rolling tsunami … Continue reading

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At Work in You

The gospel found severe opposition at Thessalonica. After Paul proclaimed the good news there and presented the evidence that Jesus was the Christ, though persuading some of the Jews and a “great many of the devout Greeks”, the Jewish religious … Continue reading

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Children of the Day

We belong to the day. That’s who we are. Reminded of that as I read the first part of 1Thessalonians 5 this morning. So much confusion around identity these days, around what defines us and gives us meaning. And confusion … Continue reading

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This Is the Will of God

There’s a lot of things we don’t know up front when it comes to the will of God. A ton of details we are left to humbly try and discern as it pertains to the call He has put on … Continue reading

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The Substance of Faith

Paul was going crazy not knowing how the new believers at Thessalonica were doing. He had been forced to flee by night after the Jews had stirred up a mob and set the city in an uproar over Paul’s convincing … Continue reading

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Turning from Time Idols

This morning, chewing on two passages which make reference to idols. One speaks of the plight of those who make them, the other of the path before those who turn from them. One of the folly of bowing before gods … Continue reading

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Worth the Trip

Was up in B.C. for most of this week, hanging out with my daughter and her family. And grandkid-filled days result in sleep-filled nights. Amazing how a three-year-old and a one-year-old can run a fifty-eight-year-old into the ground. What a … Continue reading

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Paul’s Win

He couldn’t take it anymore! Twice Paul says that he “could bear it no longer.” What was it that caused such anxiety for the beloved apostle? What was so taxing that this man who had been beaten with rods, stoned … Continue reading

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Worth the Trip

Sue and I are wrapping up a wonderful week at the Scott River Lodge. It’s been a great week of relaxation and refueling. Yesterday, along with the seven other couples we’re hanging with this week, we spent the day at … Continue reading

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I Live When You Stand

I think Paul would have failed in some of the schools of modern thought as to how to find and maintain happiness. He would have flunked the class that taught that we can’t be dependent upon anyone else for our … Continue reading

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