Devotionals about 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians

Love Your Pastor

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Respect those who labor among you. (v. 12) In normal times, church leaders help members navigate family squabbles, health emergencies, and all sorts of personal crises. The

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When It Ends

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Now concerning the times and the seasons . . . (v. 1) Why are some believers obsessed with figuring out when Jesus will return? They painstakingly connect contemporary events to


How it Ends

Read: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 That you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. (v. 13) I wrote this devotional the morning after a friend died unexpectedly. As the

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Quiet Power

Read: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 Mind your own affairs. (v. 11) The weeks leading up to an election bring a cacophony of noisy ads and boisterous declarations. Although Paul wrote verse 11


Holiness and Honor

Read: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. (v. 7) In today’s text, Paul pivots from pastoral joy over the Thessalonians’ faith and love to

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The Joy of Answered Prayer

Read: 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 We pray most earnestly night and day. (v. 10) The problem-plagued moon mission of NASA’s Apollo 13 gripped the world for seven anxious days in April of

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The Real Deal

Read: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20 You received the word of God . . . as what it really is. (v. 13) In verse 13, Paul weaves together ideas about God’s word, his preaching, and the

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Near and Dear

Read: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 We have been . . . entrusted with the gospel. (v. 4) My grandson Elias was born earlier this year. His lungs were not getting enough oxygen, so he spent

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Affliction and Joy

Read: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 You received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit. (v. 6) I was moved last winter by a request from a family