Living Until His Return

Living Until His Return

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Grace to (with) You

Grace is one of the most important words in Christian faith. Why is it so? and what does it mean to live by Grace? Join us today as we learn 3 essential truths about grace. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not…
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A Prayer for Sanctification

Jesus prays to the Father that He may sanctify us. But what does sanctification mean exactly? Who is responsible for this process? What aspect of our lives does it include? May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. “ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Sanctify them by the…
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Rejoicing Life, Praying Life, Grateful Life

What are 3 important spiritual qualities every Christian should diligently pursue? Listen to this sermon as Paul gave the final exhortations to the church in Thessalonica. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonian 5:16-18 (NIV)
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Church Exhortations

How is the relationship between church and leaders and members ought to be like? How about among brothers and sisters in Christ? In this study, we learn Paul instructions to the church in Thessalonica how Christians relationship in the church should be like. Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their…
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Not Taken by Surprise

Are you ready for the second coming of Christ? Do you know how to prepare yourself so you are not taken by surprised? In this passage, Paul teaches the church in Thessalonica how to live a life that is ready for his second coming. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to…
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The Great White Throne of Judgement

What is the Great White Throne of Judgement? Who will appear before it? What is the purpose of this judgement? Today we learn about this doctrine to remind us of the reality of eternal damnation and the importance of sharing Christ to those who have not heard the Gospel. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And…
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Could Christ Return Anytime?

When is Christ coming back? How are we to prepare for his second coming? Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. “ 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (NIV)
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The Marriage of the Lamb

What is the marriage of the Lamb? Who has the privilege of being there? Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s…
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The Judgement Seat of Christ

What is the Judgement Seat of Christ? Who will appear before this judgement? Who will be the judge? What is the purpose of this judgement? Today we learn about this doctrine to help us prepare our lives concerning how we are to live. How should we use our talents and our resources so we will not be ashamed when we appear before him. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body…
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What Happens When Jesus Returns

What happens after Jesus return? Are you prepared for his second coming? For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the…
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Jesus Wins

There are many opinions over end times prophecies. So much so that we either hyper focus on current events in order to fit them into “biblical timeline”, or we discard any concern about the end times altogether. How should we navigate this challenging topic? The ultimate truth in any teaching about the end times is that Jesus wins. Come learn how we ought to anchor our hope in this essential truth. Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to…
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Love More and More

Love is the enduring Christian virtue. Love is the eternal bond among the persons of the Godhead. Love is both an old command and a new one. Love’s most meaningful expression is found at the cross of Christ. Paul’s only exhortation to the Thessalonians is to increase in love more and more – a simple command that carries great weight. How can we learn to love truly as Christ did? Come learn with us from Paul’s instruction to the Thessalonians.…
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Can I Live Holy?

If we are convinced that pleasing God is our supreme goal, and our holiness pleases God, what practical steps can we take in our pursuit of holiness? For answers, we not only stay in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 but also expand our search to other places in the New Testament in order to understand how it instructs us in holy living. As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are…
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Living a Life of Purity

Sexual immorality has caused trouble for the church from its earliest days to the present. Temptation comes from without and from within. The unsaved world is contented to live in open lasciviousness while Christians must face the enduring temptations that come from our flesh. Sanctification is God’s call of believers from their former lives of sin unto himself. Yet, Christians are often caught between the new life in God and the former sinful life. With all the confusing messages on…
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Sanctification

God calls believers away from their sinful lives to a new lives dedicated to pleasing him. The Christian life, however, is rarely simple. We are caught between the desire to please God which is our supreme goal, and the temptations of our former sinful life. The process by which God purifies us is called “sanctification.” But what does sanctification look like? Are we required to do anything? If we are, what are we supposed to do? Join us as we…
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Pleasing God

Learning to please God is our supreme goal and greatest delight. What does it mean to please God truly? We will learn from Paul who writes urge the Thessalonians to please God through living out the instructions they received from him. As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you…
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A Prayer for Love and Holiness

Paul prays fervently and frequently that the Thessalonian believers will grow in heartfelt love for each other and for unbelievers as well. This love will increase and overflow into generous acts of kindness and will enable them to live more holy lives until the return of Christ. Like them, may our defining characteristics be love and holiness. For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the…
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Destined for Trials

In 1 Thessalonians 3:1-8, Paul writes to a very young church that was undergoing severe persecution. Paul sent Timothy to strengthen their faith, to keep them from being unsettled by trials, and to ensure that thy tempter would not be victorious in their lives. We must remember that trials and persecutions were predicted by Jesus, and we should pray that we will be found faithful.
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When Satan Blocks our Way

Paul deeply desired to return to the young church in Thessalonica, but he was blocked by Satan. Satan is real, he is evil, and he opposed us as individuals and as a church, but Satan is not God’s equal. If we are alert and stand firm in the Word of God and prayer, Satan can be resisted.
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Receive the Word

God’s word is divine truth that will transform our lives and sustain us in persecution. Jesus prayed for all believers, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17 (NIV)
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