Category Archives: 1Thessalonians

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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He Will Surely Do It

Sometimes you just need some bottom line assurances. You know you gotta fight the good fight . . . and you gotta run the race . . . and you need to walk in a manner that’s worthy. And by … Continue reading

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Ho-Hum Holiness

Sometimes the will of God is kind of hard to know for sure. And sometimes, it isn’t. Paul, writing to the Thessalonian believers says this, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification . . . ” (1Thess 4:3). … Continue reading

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Theos Martus

That I would encounter similar themes across my readings in the morning probably isn’t too unusual. But that I would notice them . . . that I would see them coming together . . . that, progressively, as I encounter … Continue reading

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Sealing the Deal

A friend of mine set me straight yesterday. I slipped into a trap that I know is there and yet I walked into it . . . and he showed me how I got my foot caught . . . … Continue reading

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