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1 Thessalonians
Jon Opgenorth

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

1 Thessalonians
Jon Opgenorth

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

grief
Jon Opgenorth

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

1 Thessalonians
Jon Opgenorth

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

1 Thessalonians
Jon Opgenorth

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

1 Thessalonians
Jon Opgenorth

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

1 Thessalonians
Jon Opgenorth

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

1 Thessalonians
Jon Opgenorth

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

Affliction
Jon Opgenorth

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