8.29: Holiness, Love and Future Hope Through Jesus

We left the Apostle Paul in Corinth after he had fled persecution in Thessalonica where he had spent just 3 weeks. That was long enough to start a church. As we will see, Paul sent Timothy back to Thessalonica and Tim came back with a not-so-favorable report.

Apparently, some false teachers had infiltrated the church, once Paul left. They were preaching that Jesus would return really soon — within their lifetimes. Think about that. If you were told that Jesus would come for His church next week — the rapture, what would you do? Would you bother going to work? How about going to that doctor’s appointment? Would you bother taking care of your home?

Well, that’s what happened to the people in Thessalonica. They were thinking that Jesus was coming very soon and they got lazy. They stopped working. Stopped earning money. The poor became poorer and depended more on the generosity of the church. Some even stopped eating and died. And those that were still alive were worried about those who died in Christ. Would they go to heaven? They were confused….

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If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then…

Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.

Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly…

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?

Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!

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