1 Corinthians 1:1-17

1 Corinthians 1:1-17 – The Context of 1 Corinthians – Rome destroyed Corinth in 146 BC, and recolonized it with Roman citizens over about a 100 year period – Corinth was an affluent mix of mostly Roman, some Greek and a small Jewish group of people – During his 2 nd missionary journey (49-52 AD), […]

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Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 7 Suggestions for Thanksgiving 1) Thanksgiving Should Begin with Our Counting all our Blessings – We should Realize that Nothing we have of Value is Earned… all of it is a Gift of Grace and God is to be Thanked… Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise; give […]

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Preparing for 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Preparing for 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 – Speculation… – guessing possible explanations without having enough information to be certain… – Speculation typically requires the use of Assumptions… – For Your Consideration… – Almost every Principle in the Bible is clear if we Interpret Scripture with Scripture and have no presuppositions – Very Few Principles in the […]

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2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 – The Founding of the Church at Thessalonica was by Paul, Silas, Timothy and Luke during the 2nd Missionary Journey – in 50/51 AD (Acts 17:1–10). – They were then forced to leave Thessalonica after a few short months… they then went to Athens & then to Corinth – a few months […]

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1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 – The Listing of Commands Designed to Bless us & Make us a Blessing as we wait to meet our Bridegroom continues… – For the Next Command, we Need Some Cultural Context – at the time of the writing of 1 Thessalonians, the church had no Complete Bible or any extensive Christian […]

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1 Thessalonians 5:15-18

1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 – We are Given Moral Commands so that we know how to Bless Others – so that we know how to Spread the Love of the Lord into the World – One Relationship at a time. We are given moral commands as Part of the process whereby God the Holy Spirit in […]

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1Thessalonians 5:1-11

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 1 Thes 5:1,2 But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. – There is No Way to Determine when the 2nd Coming […]

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 – More Lessons for Living – God the Holy Spirit – through Paul – Now teaches us Something New…How to Encourage Loved Ones in a Specific and Important Area 1 Thes 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as […]

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