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Hold Fast

2 Thessalonians 2.13-17 ESV But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the…

Back to the Future

2 Thessalonians 2.1-12 ESV Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless…

Not Yet, So Be…

2 Thessalonians 1.5-12 ESV This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty…

Grace and Grit

2 Thessalonians 1.1-4 ESV Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is…

Jesus Be With You

1 Thessalonians 5.12-28 ESV We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone…

Children of Light

1 Thessalonians 5.4-11 ESV But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But…

The Day of the Lord

1 Thessalonians 4.15-5.3 ESV 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 an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise…

Loving Our Enemies…Are You Serious?

Our guest preacher is Edward Dunngington, who is a Financial Planning Advisor for PCA Retirement & Benefits since 2015. He is a Teacher Elder in the PCA, where he has worked with church planting and Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). Read more   Matthew 5:43–48 ESV You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to…

Grief, Hope, and the Resurrection

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 ESV But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who…