Why Work?

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 The idea of the Last Judgment and the eternal punishment of sinners have got to be the least popular subjects in all of the Bible. But that’s just it – they’re in the Bible, and we need to hear about them. In writing his letters to the church in Thessalonica, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, the apostle Paul has been focusing on the last things, those great events with which history and our world will come …

The Day of Judgment

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12 If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, how would you react? What would you do today? If you want some help in knowing how to answer that, listen to the apostle Paul. In Paul’s correspondence with the Christians in Thessalonica, letters that we have in our New Testament as 1 and 2 Thessalonians, the apostle focuses a great deal of his attention on the end times, on the coming of Christ at …

What to Do Til He Comes

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, how would you react? What would you do today? If you want some help in knowing how to answer that, listen to the apostle Paul.bq). For the past few weeks we’ve been looking at one of Paul’s letters to the church in Thessalonica: 1 Thessalonians. And in the latter chapters of this letter, the subject of Christ’s second coming looms large. The Christians there had …

Christian Hope

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Because of the confusion and fear in the face of death that a small group of Christians in Thessalonica were experiencing 2,000 years ago, we have the finest expression of Christian comfort ever written. It’s in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4, and it’s all about the risen Lord Jesus Christ and the hope of his return. I’m reading 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who …

How to Please God

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Have you ever wondered about God’s will for your life? It’s simple, really; the Bible spells it out quite clearly. “This is the will of God, your holiness” (1 Thessalonians 4:3).       With every technological advance in our society there’s a corresponding loss. Think, for example, of the way we communicate with one another. It’s gotten faster and faster and easier and easier. First there were telephones and then cell phones and then …

Entrusted With the Gospel

Rev. David Bast Uncategorized

READ : 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 In 1 Thessalonians 2 Paul responds to unfair criticism by reminding the Thessalonians how he had lived and worked during the short time he was with them. In the process, he not only shows us how we should serve God, but also why.       In many respects the church in Thessalonica was a model of what a Christian congregation ought to be. In this series of studies in First and Second Thessalonians, we …