The Lifestyle of A Spiritual Person Ideas on what makes someone a spiritual person are as numerous as the number of people you ask. But as we close out our verse by verse study in 2 Thessalonians, Paul the Apostle gives us some surprising insight into what practical Christian living is all about. Join us as we conclude chapter 3 and discover if your lifestyle fits Paul’s description of a spiritual person.
Goofballs and Dictators The Church in America often finds itself with a shortage of leaders that fit the description of leadership that we see in the Apostle Paul. A better share of the time the church is being led by those who have no business being in leadership. Many of those who end up in leadership are ambitious goofballs or dictators. Chapter three of 2 Thessalonians is so important for we find an example of what we should be looking for when it comes to those who are in leadership positions. Join us in the opening verses of chapter three as the Apostle Paul models Biblical leadership.
Why does God Send Deception? In our study this week we read, “Therefore God will send them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie”, God, not just allowing deception but sending it, is something that might make us uncomfortable. And yet it’s exactly what we read as we close out the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians. So, does this make God unjust or even a liar? Join us as we sort out this difficult passage.
The Dossier of Anti-Christ There is a word that has been floating around the news of late, it’s the word “Dossier” which means a collection of documents about a person. What the Apostle Paul provides us with in chapter 2 of 2 Thessalonians is information about a person he refers to as the man of sin the son of perdition. We commonly refer to him as Anti-Christ. Join us as we try and develop a Biblical perspective on who he is and what he will do.
A Rebellion and a Revealing The issue of the “Last Days” can be a complicated one that can produce more confusion than blessing. The Church at Thessalonica is one example of that very thing. Paul writes to them to bring both calm and clarity. Join us as we look at the opening verses of 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, as the Apostle tries to make the complex simple.
The Disciple and Stress Most Americans are suffering from high levels of stress, with a large number reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past five years. We struggle with marriage and family, money, and health issues, in fact the list of causes of our stress is probably endless. The church in Thessalonica not only was dealing with the stress of life but also persecution. The Apostle Paul begins to write to this church to bring comfort and to assure them that they were not forsaken by God. Under stress we are prone to accuse God of being unfaithful to His word. Join us in this study of 2 Thessalonians chapter 1, to learn that God is even at work in our times of struggle.