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Blessed Assurance

December 12th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 (New Living Translation) 4 We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. 5 For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what […]

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Your Love Grow

March 1st, 2014 · No Comments

1 Thessalonians 3:12 (New Living Translation)  And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow… These words are in the middle of a short prayer that Paul writes in a letter. I find them to be something to pray everyday. God, help us love one another more today than […]

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Evil for Evil (not)

February 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

1 Thessalonians 5:15 (New Living Translation) See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. “God needs someone to give that guy just what he deserves, and I’m just the person to do it.” Isn’t that silly? Yet, we try to live […]

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Live in a Way that Pleases God

July 29th, 2012 · No Comments

1 Thessalonians 4:1 (New Living Translation) Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more. Paul writes to a church and urges […]

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Independence

November 29th, 2009 · No Comments

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (New International Version) 11Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. Dependence brings with […]

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