2 Thessalonians

The Love of God and the Patience of Christ

Jun 17

The Love of God and the Patience of Christ   “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”— 2 Thessalonians iii. 5.   FOR the moment, Paul in spirit is coasting the purple shores of the celestial country. With his Thessalonian friends he is making a joyful voyage within …

2 Thessalonians:3:5

Comfort and Constancy

Mar 15

Comfort and Constancy   “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”— 2 Thessalonians ii. 16, 17.   THE Thessalonians had been a good deal fluttered by certain persons …

2 Thessalonians:2:16, 17

The Necessity of Growing Faith

Aug 30

The Necessity of Growing Faith   “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.”— 2 Thessalonians i. 3.   LAST Lord’s-day I tried to say cheering and encouraging words to “Little-faith.” I trust that …

2 Thessalonians:1:3

Free Grace a Motive for Free Giving

Jun 13

Free Grace a Motive for Free Giving    “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”— 2 Thessalonians ii. 16, 17.   THE Thessalonian saints had been much persecuted …

2 Thessalonians:2:16-17

Jesus Admired in Them That Believe

Jun 01

Jesus Admired in Them That Believe    “When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.” —2 Thessalonians i. 10.   WHAT a difference between the first and second comings of our Lord! When he shall come a second …

2 Thessalonians:1:10

The Jewel of Peace

Mar 18

The Jewel of Peace   “Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.”— 2 Thessalonians iii. 16.   WHEN the heart is full of love it finds the hand too feeble for its desires. Hence it seeks relief in intercession and benediction; wishing, praying and blessing where it …

2 Thessalonians:3:16

Facing the Wind

Sep 28

Facing the Wind     “But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.” — 2 Thessalonians iii. 13.     September 28th, 1876     THE Christian church ought to be an assembly of holy men. Its members should all of them be eminently peaceable, honest, upright, gracious, and Christlike. In the main, and in spite of all our failures, I trust these …

2 Thessalonians:3:13

Divine Love and Its Gifts

Feb 16

Divine Love and Its Gifts   “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”— 2 Thessalonians ii. 16, 17.   THE Thessalonians had been much disturbed by the predictions …

2 Thessalonians:2:16, 17

Election

Sep 02

Election   "But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."—2 …

2 Thessalonians:2:13-14