Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Thess. 1

I am getting ready to finish the Bible at the end of this month and start again the first of July.  It is just a few days away now.  Today, I'm in I Thess. one and here are a few thoughts:

1) FULL CYCLE CHRISTIANITY-  I see this in chapter one.  These people:
A.  Had the Gospel preached to them in "power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance".  vs. 5;
. Then they "received the word" and were saved. vs. 6;
Then, they became "followers of us", they followed godly men who were mature Christians, vs. 6;
Then, they themselves "were ensamples to all who believe" vs. 7;
Then they "sounded out the word of the LORD"  vs. 8;
all because they:  "turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God." vs. 9
*They started by hearing the word, receiving the word, and they end by spreading the word.  Are we spreading the Word that we have heard?  God wants us to be full cycle Christians. 

Hope you have a blessed day today.  See you tomorrow!   Pastor Mike Mutchler
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