Ready For Anything

Ready For Anything

Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians to a church that was suffering. They were experiencing some kind of persecution, probably from the city officials. And the picture we get is that they’re enduring this suffering miraculously well. Even though these people had just...
Hope For Death

Hope For Death

Do you have 10 minutes free to think about your death? Some of you are like, “I’d love to have 10 free minutes, but even if I did I wouldn’t want to spend it thinking about my death!!” We don’t think about death too often. It’s not...
Pursuing Holiness Together

Pursuing Holiness Together

You’re not in it alone. This life of following Jesus, fighting against sin, and changing to be more like him was never intended to be a solo adventure. Paul highlights that in his letter to a new, young, inexperienced church. Check out 1 Thessalonians 4 verse 1:...
How To Increase Your Love For Others

How To Increase Your Love For Others

Check out Paul’s prayer in 1 Thessalonians 3 verse 12: “And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we do for you.” That’s the kind of love that God wants us to have for each other; an...
How To Have Joy No Matter What’s Happening In Life

How To Have Joy No Matter What’s Happening In Life

 In the beginning of 1 Thessalonians 2, Paul says that he was treated outrageously in Philippi. What happened in Philippi? Well, when Paul was there, there was this little girl who was demon possessed and some older men realized that they could make a lot of money off...