1 Thessalonians 5:9-28

9 God didn’t choose us to receive his anger. He chose us to receive salvation because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. 10 Jesus died for us. Some will be alive when he comes. Others will be dead. Either way, we will live together with him. 11 So encourage one another with the hope you have. Build each other up. In fact, that’s what you are doing.

Final Teachings
12 Brothers and sisters, we ask you to accept the godly leaders who work hard among you. They care for you in the Lord. They correct you. 13 Have a lot of respect for them. Love them because of what they do. Live in peace with one another. 14 Brothers and sisters, we are asking you to warn certain people. These people don’t want to work. Instead, they make trouble. We are also asking you to encourage those who have lost hope. Help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that no one pays back one wrong act with another. Instead, always try to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.

19 Don’t try to stop what the Holy Spirit is doing. 20 Don’t treat prophecies as if they weren’t important. 21 But test all prophecies. Hold on to what is good. 22 Say no to every kind of evil.

23 God is the God who gives peace. May he make you holy through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept free from blame. May you be without blame from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes. 24 The God who has chosen you is faithful. He will do all these things.

25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us.

26 Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss.

27 While the Lord is watching, here is what I command you. Have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

28 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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Genesis 3

How do you react when someone disobeying you?

In the passage we read about Adam and Eve disobeying God by eating from the tree of good and evil. He knew they would disobey Him, and yet He responded by calling out to them and giving them a chance to confess what they had done. God sent His only son to die on the cross for our sins. He has also given us a chance to repent and be free from our sins. Just as He called to Adam and Eve, He has called us. God is a forgiving God. He does not hold anything against us and wants for us to be free from condemnation.

-Gods love for us is revealed through Jesus (James Banks)

Psalm 119:33

Teach me, Lord, the way to your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.

Consistency is the secret and persistence is the key ingredient to learning the word. Spend quality time in the word each day. As the Holy Spirit teaches us, God’s Word moves from our minds to our hearts. (David McCasland)