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Monthly Archives: June 2015


1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 1Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers,£ you have no need to have anything written to you.  2For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  3While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come […]

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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12(ESV) 1Finally, then, brothers,£ we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to live£ and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.  2For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.  3For […]

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1 Thessalonians 3:1-5(ESV) 1Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone,  2and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker£ in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,  3that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know […]

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I received this eMail from “faithgateway” concerning how to be aware of ‘boundaries’ that occur at work.   It has some interesting points to consider and yet your job has its own uniqueness of situations and people.  Consequently, not all things written here will apply to you or at your job.    I share this only […]

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1Thessalonians 2:1-6(ESV) 1For you yourselves know, brothers,£ that our coming to you was not in vain.  2But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.  3For our appeal does […]

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Father’s Day – 6/21/2015 To help equip us as fathers – here are four Scriptures:   1 Corinthians 8:6 (NASB95)           6      yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist […]

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1st Thessalonians: Background: In the city of Thessalonica we find the opponents of the gospel angry and willing to lie about the teachings and the goals of the church.  The epistles were designed mainly to address this problem of persecution and bring peace to the Thessalonian believers.  Paul warns that persecution by evil and faithless […]

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1 Thessalonians 5:16  Rejoice always.  Paul counseled this persecuted church to rejoicealways. Paul had learned the secret of being joyful, even in the middle of great trial and suffering (verses quoted from niv): •     Acts 16:25: “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to […]

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Verses that describe God’s Faithfulness: Exodus 34:6 – “I am the lord, I am the lord, the merciful and gracious God. I am slow to anger and rich in unfailing love and faithfulness” (nlt). Deuteronomy 7:9– “Know therefore that the lord YOur God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love […]

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