Category Archives: 1 Thessalonians

Two views on eschatology…

Tragically, some people get so caught up in the study of eschatology that they neglect the basic principles of spiritual growth and evangelism that the Second Coming is designed to motivate. John MacArthur, 1&2 Thessalonians, 123-4 There are many things … Continue reading

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Implacable divine hostility…

There is an implacable divine hostility to everything that is evil, and it is sheer folly to overlook it or try to explain it away. Leon Morris, NICNT: The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians, 160

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How firm a foundation…

The self-centred person at best will have an element of weakness and instability. But where anyone has learned to love the Lord his God with all his heart, and his neighbour as himself, then he has firm foundation for life. … Continue reading

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Only in propitiation…

…as John says, we can never know what agape is from any human activity, not even from love to God. It is known only from God’s great love to us as shown in the propitiation wrought out for us on … Continue reading

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Grace to you and peace…

Grace fundamentally means “that which causes joy,” a shade of meaning we may still discern when we speak of a graceful action or the social graces. It comes to mean “favor,” “kindness,” and then especially God’s kindness to man for … Continue reading

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Coram Deo…

“…remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father…” 1 Thessalonians 1:3 How many of us are familiar with the Latin phrase Coram … Continue reading

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Hope => patience…

Matthew Henry on 1 Thessalonians 1:3… …remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father… “Wherever there is a well-grounded hope of … Continue reading

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