Culture and Worldview

Who Are You?

1 Thessalonians 2:20 – For you are our glory and joy. Yesterday, we looked at the first of two important questions: Who is God? Today, we will answer the question “Who are You?” in the context of who God is and who He has created us to be. As brand-new believers in Jesus Christ, Paul … Read more

When is Jesus Coming Back?

1 Thessalonians 4:15-16 – For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.  For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of … Read more

Does the Bible Teach About the Rapture?

1 Thessalonians 4:17 – Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Paul says, “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them … Read more

Are You a Christian with Questions?

1 Thessalonians 2:10-12 – You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. … Read more

Should You Believe Gossip About Pastors?

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6 – For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. The next time you hear negative gossip about a pastor, 1 Thessalonians … Read more

How Can You Suffer Without Getting Bitter?

1 Thessalonians 2:2 – But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. In any battle, the ultimate goal is to eliminate the highest-ranking leader on the other side of the fight. In … Read more

How to Recognize Satan’s Counterfeits

1 Thessalonians 2:3 – For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive… This simple truth is the key to understanding spiritual warfare and having discernment, or the ability to distinguish between what God creates and what Satan counterfeits.  The new Christians in Thessalonica were forced to discern between the following as examples: … Read more

How Satan is Selling Knock Offs

1 Thessalonians 2:3 – For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive… I grew up in a poor working-class neighborhood without any fancy stores. On the weekends, as a kid, I remember going to the swap meet on Saturdays. It was held in the parking lot of a giant drive-in movie theater. … Read more

Six Things Satan is Doing TODAY

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. The Bible is clear that these “last days”, which we’re currently somewhere in the middle of as we await the Second Coming of Jesus, would be marked by six increased evil and demonic activities:  When Jesus died … Read more

Are We Living in the End Times?

1 Thessalonians 5:8 – But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.  We are living in the last days.  If you have the Holy Spirit and have walked with Jesus, you can see it in … Read more

Is Lying About Christians New?

1 Thessalonians 1:5b – You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.  Paul writes the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians to the church at Thessalonica to encourage and build them up, as well as settling some falsehoods that Satan’s recruits had spoken against Paul, who loved this … Read more