Category: I Thessalonians

Faith, Love, Hope
January 20th, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:1-3 Paul wrote more letters than are recorded in the New Testament. Paul wrote at least four letters to the church in Corinth, only two are part of our Bible. Of Paul’s New Testament letters, Galatians is the earliest written and I Thessalonians is the second. Paul and his companions visited Thessalonica in […]

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Living in light of the imminent celebration
November 22nd, 2002

I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Life-changing events sneak up on us with no advance warning. In February 1989 our family visited my third cousins in East Berlin. In order to visit, we had to cross through the wall that separated East and West Berlin. We left a world of freedom and entered a world of repression.  We […]

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Living in light of a future celebration
November 15th, 2002

I Thessalonians 4&5 I stopped on the auto route the last night of Ramadan to help a car that had broken down. I tried to help push the car to get it started but that did not help. I could have lifted the hood to look at the motor, but unless I noticed they were […]

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Waiting for Jesus
November 3rd, 2000

I Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11 Pope John XXIII was asked what he would say to the Church today if he knew that the Second Coming of Christ was going to happen tomorrow. With a wry smile and a twinkle in his eye, the pope answered, “Look busy!” A popular bumper sticker in the US read: […]

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