Category Archives: 1 Thessalonians

The Day of the Lord

Humans have always been very curious about “the future”. When will X happen? What is going to happen to Y? It seems apparent that the believers in Thessalonica were similarly curious. As much as St Paul cared for this congregation, he rather firmly suggests that they might be asking the wrong question(s) and that there are some things that God does not choose to reveal.

Pleasing God

It is very common in St Paul’s letters [in the New Testament] to begin with theology and then double back with practical application of the theological truths he has attempted to present, to teach, to reinforce. Such is the case in his first letter to the Thessalonians. Listen as Jim Scullion preaches from 1 Thess 4.

The Word: Heard, Received, Accepted

Ever notice in a family how some children readily respond positively to parents’ wishes or directives, and other are a bit [or a lot] less responsive? And have you ever noticed- or experienced -that the obedient child can be castigated by the others for being to good? Jim Scullion pointed out a similar situation from 1 Thessalonians 2 where St Paul tries to encourage the relatively new believers in Thessalonica.