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May 29-30, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Thessalonians? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Thessalonians 3 (ESV)

Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know. For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.....Continue Reading

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  1. 12and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.❤️

  2. It is a daunting thought that we are destined for persecution, but the Bible makes clear that we are, that is if we are living as Jesus would want and are willing to share the gospel as opportunities present themselves. If we are not being persecuted for a right expression of our faith, we might ask ourselves why. I know I do. Am I shying away from speaking the truth or seeing if there is an opening for the gospel in conversations that I am having. When I think of Paul’s bold witness and commitment to spreading the gospel, it’s no wonder that he was persecuted.

    And what an encouragement when we think someone is not walking in faith and then we find out they are. that is what Timothy reported back to Paul. And yet his passion is to supply what is lacking in their faith. And then he closes with the beautiful prayer that Melanie has above. I too was struck by the encouraging and the convicting words Paul shares in this prayer.

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