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1 Thessalonians 5:23b

Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians   “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ“   sanctify you completely;   God will sanctify you “completely,”...

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians   “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ“   Since the preceding 16 exhortations require God to make them...

1 Thessalonians 5:22

Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians   “Abstain from every form of evil“   Abstain from every form of evil   The word “form” is something that strikes the eye, or which is out in the open. It is the external appearance or shape of something. Our passage probably...

1 Thessalonians 5:21b

Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians   “Test all things; hold fast what is good“   hold fast what is good   Once we test a teaching against the Bible, then we hold on to that truth with the confidence that this is what God says. After we search the Scriptures,...

1 Thessalonians 5:21

Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians   “Test all things; hold fast what is good“   By challenging the Thessalonians to not despise prophecies, Paul did not want to imply that they were to be gullible and swallow any religious nonsense that might come their way....

1 Thessalonians 5:20

Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians   “Do not despise prophecies“   We now come to the second command about corporate worship.   Do not despise prophecies The word “despise” means to make of no account and frequently signifies to despise. We can make prophecies of no...