The Spirit led the Thessalonians to accept the Word of God as it really was: The message to them from heaven.

The Spirit led the Thessalonians to accept the Word of God as it really was: The message to them from heaven.

BibleGateway: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20 ESV Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20 1 Thessalonians 2:13–20 (Listen) 13 And we also thank God constantly1 for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men2 but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. 14 For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered…

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In spite of their suffering the Thessalonians found joy in the Gospel, courtesy of the Holy Spirit.

In spite of their suffering the Thessalonians found joy in the Gospel, courtesy of the Holy Spirit.

BibleGateway: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 ESV Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 1 Thessalonians 1 (Listen) Greeting 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. The Thessalonians’ Faith and Example 2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly1 mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord…

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The Lord reassured the apostle Paul that He would be with him as he carried out his ministry—even as He is with us in ours.

The Lord reassured the apostle Paul that He would be with him as he carried out his ministry—even as He is with us in ours.

BibleGateway: Acts 18:1-11 ESV Text: Acts 18:1-11 Acts 18:1–11 (Listen) Paul in Corinth 18:1 After this Paul1 left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 And he reasoned…

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The Israelites were not alone, but the Lord their God was with them.

The Israelites were not alone, but the Lord their God was with them.

BibleGateway: Exodus 40:33-38 ESV Text: Exodus 40:33-38 Exodus 40:33–38 (Listen) 33 And he erected the court around the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work. The Glory of the Lord 34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of…

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We do not boast in our own good deeds, but we boast in Christ who laid down His life for us.

We do not boast in our own good deeds, but we boast in Christ who laid down His life for us.

BibleGateway: Galatians 6:11-18 ESV Text: Galatians 6:11-18 Galatians 6:11–18 (Listen) Final Warning and Benediction 11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have…

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Although we Christians are free from the Law, we ought not abuse that freedom by indulging our sinful natures, rather we live by the Spirit.

Although we Christians are free from the Law, we ought not abuse that freedom by indulging our sinful natures, rather we live by the Spirit.

BibleGateway: Galatians 5:13-26 ESV Text: Galatians 5:13-26 Galatians 5:13–26 (Listen) 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. Keep in Step with the Spirit 16 But I say, walk by…

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Keeping one’s family in the way of the Lord is of utmost importance, and God-fearing families are a gift from Him.

Keeping one’s family in the way of the Lord is of utmost importance, and God-fearing families are a gift from Him.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 17:1-6 ESV Text: Proverbs 17:1-6 Proverbs 17:1–6 (Listen) 17:1   Better is a dry morsel with quiet    than a house full of feasting1 with strife.2   A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully    and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.3   The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,    and the LORD tests hearts.4   An evildoer listens to wicked lips,    and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.5   Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker;    he who is…

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You are a child of God—with all the freedoms (“full rights of sons”) that come from being a member of God’s spiritual family.

You are a child of God—with all the freedoms (“full rights of sons”) that come from being a member of God’s spiritual family.

BibleGateway: Galatians 3:26-4:7 ESV Text: Galatians 3:26-4:7 Galatians 3:26–4:7 (Listen) 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave1 nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. Sons and Heirs 4:1 I…

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Beware that you don’t ever substitute the Law for the Gospel as the Galatians were doing.

Beware that you don’t ever substitute the Law for the Gospel as the Galatians were doing.

BibleGateway: Galatians 3:1-14 ESV Text: Galatians 3:1-14 Galatians 3:1–14 (Listen) By Faith, or by Works of the Law? 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by1 the flesh? 4 Did you suffer2 so…

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You can’t justify yourself before God by doing better at keeping His rules.

You can’t justify yourself before God by doing better at keeping His rules.

BibleGateway: Galatians 2:1-16 ESV Text: Galatians 2:1-16 Galatians 2:1–16 (Listen) Paul Accepted by the Apostles 2:1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain. 3 But even Titus, who was with me,…

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