1 Thessalonians

Be Thankful In All Things

Broadcast #: 7116
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5

Give thanks. Why? Because that’s God’s Will in Christ, concerning you. The miracle of the Christian life is tied somehow to our willingness to thank God for what He’s doing in our lives, whether or not we like it.

Be Ready

Broadcast #: 7115
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5

Watch out for the things that make you unready — indolence and self-gratification. And then put on what’s going to protect you and keep you sane and stable in a world full of stress.

A Holy Life

Broadcast #: 7114
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4

Holiness is reflected in the use of your body. And if you want to be sure that you’re ready for the Lord Jesus Christ, be sure that you’re living in a way that honors Him in everyday living.

How Trials Shape Us

Broadcast #: 7113
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3

One of the cures of discouragement is just being able to tell somebody else who cares and who understands. Not that they’re going to change the circumstances, but they care enough to spend some time with you and, and listen to you.

Relating To Others

Broadcast #: 7112
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2

To sense the presence of God when you walk into a room is normal Christianity. When you walk into a situation people should sense the presence of God — that’s holiness.

The Effectiveness Of The Gospel

Broadcast #: 7111
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1

The effect of the gospel involves a turning- turning towards God or away from him. The Christian life is doing all with the blessed hope of Christ’s return in mind.

The Mystery Of Faith

Broadcast #: 7110
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians

The mystery of faith is that Christ lives in the believer through his Holy Spirit. Live an honest life. Living a life of sincerity and honesty is rooted in our commitment to Jesus and the Word of God.

Keeping Short Accounts

Broadcast #: 7109
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians

Any time your conscience is outraged and you don’t settle things, you are weakened, hindered, and deterred from doing that which is effective in the Will of God.

Cut To The Truth

Broadcast #: 7108
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:25

Being honest with God involves stopping manipulative behavior — trying to manipulate people. It involves stopping the idea of explaining away what God’s word is plainly saying.

Intentional Acts = Clean Conscience

Broadcast #: 7107
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:25

Thoughtless and selfish words and actions may indeed be something that you think you’re getting away with. Of course that’s doubtful. You never get away with anything do you, in this life?