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Three Tests of Soundness

1 Thessalonians 2.3

Paul entered Thessalonica outwardly lowly but inwardly laden with treasures of grace and power. He lays out three tests of soundness: matter (the message), motives, and manner (of proclamation), and here we apply them to Jews, pagans, modern atheism, and present-day Christian phonies also.

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When Mercy Meets Misery

John 8.10
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Transformation Process

1 Thessalonians 1.9

Thessalonica saw lives radically changed. The new objective of believers was the gathering of souls out of a doomed world for Christ's return, not world restoration (an old heresy returning today). Here also is their realisation of God's hatred of sin. Is ours fading?

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King David's View of Life

Psalm 23.1

The 23rd psalm is the most famous of David's poetic compositions, but people often do not realise it is the king's brilliant summary of his view of life - of how he saw himself before his Creator - and how he came to find and know Him.

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Paul's Eleven Signs of the Elect

1 Thessalonians 1.4

Paul's letter to a young church begins with eleven signs that people are truly elect and saved. Paul can rejoice for the Thessalonians, but could he for us? And are the signs reflected in professing Christian congregations today? Have we reason to rejoice? 

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The Words of Eternal Life

John 6.68

We track the events of an astounding chapter that sees many disciples turn away from Christ.  It was the opposite of what usually happened.  They found Christ's statements about eternal life unpalatable.  Why?  The answer moves us to take seriously the needs of the soul.