Posts with the tag “1-thessalonians”

1 Thessalonians 5
by Audrey Rogers on September 17th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. If you want to be in the will of God for your life do not miss verses 16 through 18. God’s plan may be different for each one, but in this regard, it is the same for all. RejoicePrayGive Thanks Practice it today – over and over – and see if you don’t l...  Read More
1 Thessalonians 4
by Audrey Rogers on September 16th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 4:10-11We urge you… to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you. These verses run counter to our modern-day preoccupation with social media. It can be hard to turn off our feeds because we would rather indulge our vanity and gratify our curiosity than accept the humdrum pace of everyday life. Have you ever felt like...  Read More
1 Thessalonians 3
by Audrey Rogers on September 15th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 3:12-13May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father. Jesus has taken it upon himself to make you holy. Think of it. One day you will be blameless. Clean, clear, and perfect. No tinge of guilt. No speck of shame. No condemnation. Utterly radiant. S...  Read More
1 Thessalonians 2
by Audrey Rogers on September 14th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 2:13And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. Why don’t we stand up on Sundays and read from Moby Dick or To Kill a Mockingbird? Because, although these books might be eloquent and full of insight, ul...  Read More
1 Thessalonians 1
by Audrey Rogers on September 11th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 1:5You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. When I was preparing to get married, somebody offered me some great perspective. They said, “You’re not just getting a wife, but giving a husband.” Wow. That was a paradigm shift. And it carries over into so many areas of life. I’m giving a mom, I’m giving a dad, I’m giving a role model, I’m giving a friend, I’m ...  Read More