Tag - 2 Thessalonians

Please Don’t Get Tired Of Doing Good

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good. O-bservation: As he was closing out his letter to the church at Thessaloniki, St. Paul implores them never to grow tired of doing good. Some had actually become busybodies and were lazy, and Paul addressed that too, but his great directive at the end was, “Please Don’t Get Tired Of Doing Good!” A-pplication: Last night, my wife and I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of a great Christian organization fundraiser that provides clean water for some of...

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Desiring Goodness Moving Forward In Faith!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. O-bservation: St. Paul wanted the young church at Thessaloniki to know that he had them in his prayers. He desired that they would be worthy of the calling the Lord had placed on their life. Not only that, but he wanted their desires for goodness to become a reality in...

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Stand Firm AND Hold Fast

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture:2 Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. O-bservation:In this chapter, St. Paul gives a stimulating discourse on the future “Man of Lawlessness” also known as the Anti-Christ. The Apostle speaks of a great delusion that will come upon people who have refused the truth. But to true “Followers Of Jesus,” Paul admonishes us all to, “Stand Firm AND Hold Fast!” A-pplication:No victory has ever been won when those, who in the fray...

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Grace And Peace

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. O-bservation: When Paul opened up his second letter to the church at Thessalonica, he did so by declaring "Grace And Peace" over them. A-pplication: Think about it this AM. In this time of turbulence around the world and constant concerns for one’s family, finances, and future, what better declaration could you and I hear? I'll speak as though it was the Apostle Paul talking to you. "I know you have concerns, some of which perhaps keep you up at...

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Holy Models

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. O-bservation: Earlier, St. Paul had written that when he and his co-laborers were serving in Thessalonica they worked hard, night and day, for the church. Whenever they ate someone's food, they paid for it.  They did this in order to model the way a "Believer" should live. A-pplication: Throughout the course of my life I've seen so many unholy models for young people to emulate. The...

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