1 Thessalonians

Sleep Not

Feb 03

Sleep Not   "Let us not sleep, as do others."—1 Thessalonians 5:6        We do not usually sleep towards the things of this world. We rise up early, and sit up late, and eat the bread of carefulness, for Mammon's sake. In this age of competition, most men are wide enough awake for their temporal interests; but, …

1 Thessalonians:5:6

The Pastor’s Life Wrapped Up with His People’s Steadfastness: A Pleading Reminder for the New Year.

Jan 01

THE PASTOR’S LIFE WRAPPED UP WITH HIS PEOPLE’S STEADFASTNES: A PLEADING REMINDER FOR THE NEW YEAR.   “Now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.” — 1 Thessalonians iii. 8.   MINISTERS, who are really sent of God, greatly rejoice in the spiritual prosperity of their people. If they see God’s word prosper, they prosper; if the …

1 Thessalonians:3:8

Sounding Out the Word of the Lord

Mar 24

Sounding out the Word of the Lord   “For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak anything.” — 1 Thessalonians i. 8.   PAUL went to Thessalonica from Philippi with a sore …

1 Thessalonians:1:8

Three Sights Worth Seeing

Mar 24

Three Sights Worth Seeing   “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. For ye, brethren, …

1 Thessalonians:2:13-14

Rejoice Evermore

May 23

Rejoice Evermore   “Rejoice evermore.”— I Thessalonians v. 16.   THIS is a sunny precept. “When we read it we feel that the time of the singing of birds has come. That joy should be made a duty is a sure token of the blessedness of the New Covenant. Because Jesus has suffered, we are encouraged, commanded, and enabled …

1 Thessalonians:5:16

A Summary of Experience and a Body of Divinity

Oct 26

A Summary of Experience and a Body of Divinity   “For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and Low ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which …

1 Thessalonians:1:9-10

For Ever With the Lord

Sep 16

For Ever With the Lord   “So shall we ever be with the Lord.” — 1 Thessalonians iv. 17   WE know that these words are full of consolation, for the apostle says in the next verse, “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” The very words it appears were dictated by the Holy Spirit the Comforter, to be …

1 Thessalonians:4:17

“Pray Without Ceasing”

Mar 10

"Pray Without Ceasing"   "Pray without ceasing."—1 Thessalonians 5:17           The position of our text is very suggestive. Observe what it follows. It comes immediately after the precept, "Rejoice evermore;" as if that command had somewhat staggered the reader, and made him ask "How can I always rejoice?" and, therefore, the apostle appended as answer, "Always pray." …

1 Thessalonians:5:17

Satanic Hindrances

Oct 29

Satanic Hindrances   “Satan hindered us.”— 1 Thessalonians 2:18.   PAUL, and Silas, and Timothy, were very desirous to visit the Church at Thessalonica, but they were unable to do so for the singular reason announced in the text, namely, “Satan hindered us.” It was not from want of will, for they had a very great attachment to the …

1 Thessalonians:2:18