1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5: Timing of the Second Coming and Final Instructions

Today’s devotional focuses on the Apostle Paul’s admonitions to the Thessalonians for preparing for Jesus’ Second Coming, the end times. His advice is just as relevant today as it was centuries ago.

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1 Thessalonians Chapter 4: Christ’s Second Coming

In this devotional reading, I invite you read and reflect on Paul’s message of hope that fortified the faith of the Thessalonians and renewed their enthusiasm for the future.

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1 Thessalonians Chapter 3: A Message of Hope and Love

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3: A Message of Hope and Love

This reading is filled with key messages to the Thessalonians, with an emphasis on holy living, on loving one another as God loves them and on the second coming of Christ.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2: Early Instruction for Church Leaders

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2: Early Instruction for Church Leaders

Please join me as we look at the apostle Paul’s advice to congregations and church leaders on how to live a Christian life and how to serve as pastors and lay leaders.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 1: A Greeting of Gratitude and Encouragement

1 Thessalonians Chapter 1: A Greeting of Gratitude and Encouragement

In Chapter 1 of his letter, the apostle Paul provides a a greeting of gratitude and encouragement in the face of challenges.

Introduction to the Book of 1 Thessalonians

Introduction to the Book of 1 Thessalonians

Happy New Year! Today begins our chronological journey through the letters of the apostle Paul. In preparation for the devotional postings that follow this one, please read 1 Thessalonians, chapters 1–3.

Announcing New Devotional Readings

Announcing New Devotional Readings

Our weekly devotionals on the letters of the Apostle Paul began January 1. Check back Sundays and Thursdays for the latest posts. Bless you.

Devotional Reading Update

Devotional Reading Update

We will resume our devotional series in January. In the meantime, I encourage you to read and reflect on these devotionals, share them with your friends and family, and join the conversation by commenting.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 15–16: Paul’s Closing Comments to the Romans

The Letters of the Apostle Paul: Romans 15–16: Paul’s Closing Comments to the Romans

Today’s reading focuses on Paul’s closing comments to the Romans. Please take some time to read and reflect. Let me know your thoughts on this reading and the series.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 14: Practical Advice for Maintaining Harmony in the Christian Community

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 14: Practical Advice for Maintaining Harmony in the Christian Community

Chapter 14 focuses on how Christians treat each other within their community of faith. In this chapter, Paul is addressing the very real human tendency to judge or criticize others, even among fellow believers.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 13: The Authorities as God’s Servants

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 13: The Authorities as God’s Servants

I invite you to take a moment to read, reflect and reply to this devotional. It is a delicate balance between the role of the church in establishing what constitutes moral or immoral behaviors and the role of authorities in governing such behaviors.

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 12: Having Quality Relationships with Others First Requires a Relationship with the Lord

The Letters of the Apostle Paul – Romans 12: Having Quality Relationships with Others First Requires a Relationship with the Lord

The real source of strong relationships with others must start with a strong relationship with the Lord.

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