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1 Thessalonians 4:1

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Paul begins this chapter appealing to the Thessalonian believers to continue to walk in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord... to grow in grace and to walk in spirit and truth. "Finally then, brethren", he writes, "we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction, as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), and that you excel still more".

Although they are read more...

1 Thessalonians 4:3

1 Thessalonians 4:3

Having prayed very specifically that the Thessalonian believers would increase in faith; abound in love and live blamelessly before the Lord, Paul urged each one towards practical sanctification and godly living - "for this is the will of God", he writes, "even your sanctification - that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality."

He exhorts each of us to live holy lives that are well-pleasing to the Lord and specifically read more...

1 Thessalonians 4:4

1 Thessalonians 4:4

Paul was given a unique place in the Church, because he was the one who was called and chosen by God, to have a special ministry to the gentiles.

Paul had been halted, in his anti-Christian rampage, on the road to Damascus. His objective had been to exterminate every Christian man, woman and child, from the face of the earth. But he was arrested in his heart by Jesus of Nazareth, and his zealous hatred was turned into a read more...

1 Thessalonians 4:6

1 Thessalonians 4:6

The word 'defraud' has many synonyms or words that mean exactly the same or are nearly the same in meaning. Words that come to mind are swindle, cheat, rob and deceive. They include dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, fool and trick.

When we consider a person who has stolen something, defrauded another person or double-crossed them, we generally think of thieves who break in and steal. We think of rogue workmen, internet scammers, read more...

1 Thessalonians 4:13

1 Thessalonians 4:13

There are a number of areas in our Christian walk of which we should not be ignorant. We should not be ignorant of the spiritual gifts relating to the Church age nor the cunning devices of Satan, who seeks to entrap us in worldly pursuits, fleshly activities and cunning lies.

We should not be ignorant of God's past and future work in connection with the nation of Israel nor of God's dealings with the Body of Christ (the read more...

1 Thessalonians 4:14

1 Thessalonians 4:14

When we first hear the good news that Jesus died and rose again to pay the price for our sins and that salvation is God’s gift of grace to all sinners who believe in His only begotten Son, our hearts rejoiced with great joy. But our whole life should be lived in the knowledge that we really do have the most wonderful eternal hope, prepared for us in heaven.

Our salvation is the first step on our Christian journey through this read more...

1 Thessalonians 4:16

1 Thessalonians 4:16

“In the midst of life we are in death,' is a well-known saying that is very true of every member of the human race, for we are born dead in our sins and we are spiritually separated from God. Death in the Bible means separation.. and although we live in physical bodies on this terrestrial plane.. physical death is everyman's eventual destiny, when our spirit and soul are separated from our material body. Physical death is the point where we are transferred read more...

1 Thessalonians 4:17

1 Thessalonians 4:17

Paul was keen to explain what will happens to Christians at the end of the Church age as well as instructing us on how to live godly lives during this present dispensation. He did not want believers to remain uninformed about our future destiny – but was eager to enlighten us about the blessed hope we have in Christ.

As children of the read more...