The Bible is filled with expressions of lament about the pain people experience in our world. Today we consider the value of the biblical form of lament. It serves as…
What does God need to do in us to "sanctify" us completely?
1 Thess 5:19-22 tells us not to quench the Spirit or despise prophecies. How do we listen to the Holy Spirit well?
Is it God's will that we rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. How do we develop these attitudes?
1 Thessalonians 5:13b-15 describes some of the ways a diverese group of people committed to Jesus come together to create community built on love for God and one another.
1 Thess 5:13 tells us to esteem spiritual leaders very highly in love because of their work. We consider the nature of that work to explore why Paul highlights this…
1 Thessalonians 4 begins with some instructions on living in a way that pleases God and gains the respect of outsiders.
Paul reminds us that Jesus will return one day and that we should remain awake and aware of what God is doing until that day.
In 1 Thess 4:13-18, the Apostle Paul encourages Christians to see hope beyond the death of a loved one.
1 Thess 4:1-12-Transofrmation of our lives can only occur when we live by the Spirit.