Tag - 2 Thessalonians

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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Knocking The EVIL ONE Out!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. O-bservation: The Psalmist guaranteed each and every one of us that our God is FAITHFUL! He said, "Our God will strengthen us and will protect us from, "The EVIL ONE." A-pplication: Who or what is … "Your EVIL ONE?" Obviously, when a "Follower Of Jesus" reads the words "The EVIL ONE" they probably think of the devil. Certainly the devil is behind every temptation or attack of our character, our family, or our finances. However, what...

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Jesus Is Our Encourager

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. O-bservation: This was Paul’s second letter to the young church he planted at Thessalonica, and it was filled with encouragement. He said that Jesus had been his greatest encourager and that he was now praying and prophesying over them that they would experience the same encouragement from Jesus that he himself had known. A-pplication: I can't tell...

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