1 Thessalonians

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Don’t Hate Preaching (1 Thessalonians #24)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Defining prophesying Since you’re being told not to despise prophesying, let’s define what it means so we’ll know if we are or aren’t despising prophesyings. 1 Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. Publicly and clearly […]

Wet Blanket Over the Spirit of God (1 Thessalonians #23)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: 1 Thessalonians 5:19 1 Thessalonians 5:19 quench not the Spirit – extinguish, repress, check, stifle, still, quiet, and destroy.  Here’s one of these places where our spiritual cliches come under attack. Haven’t you said before that God is in control?  Well, if God is in control, why […]

Revenge (1 Thessalonians #19)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: 1 Thessalonians 5:15 The Thessalonians were being persecuted.  Paul’s recommendation has direct application in their lives.  Part of the victorious Christian life is letting God sort out personal injustice. Follow after good as a partaker of God’s divine nature Revenge is normal.  It’s natural to want to […]

Support the Work, Enjoy the Fruit (1 Thessalonians #17)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 How people treat the productive class determines how productive a culture can be.  When you tell working people to hand over their money so it can be given to people on drugs or too lazy to get a job, you will eventually demoralize productive […]

How Not To Minister (1 Thessalonians #7)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6 A ministry that produces exemplary Christians does some things and does not do others.  Paul says his preaching and ministry was not in vain.  It withstood shame and suffering in Philippi.  That is told in Acts 16 where the Philippian jailor gets saved.  Paul […]

Turn From and Turn To (1 Thessalonians #5)

Pass this on!Google+FacebookTwitterPinterestemailPrintText: 1 Thessalonians 1:9 Salvation Battery is positive and negative.  What happens if there is only a positive and no negative?  It doesn’t work.  What happens if it’s all negative and no positive?  It doesn’t work. Rialto restoration. Some change the sign outside  the building without any sign […]