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A “Community Devotional” based on Titus 1-2

  SCRIPTURES   REFERENCE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY Titus 1:4 Paul shows the same closeness to Titus as he did with Timothy (1 Tim 1:2). They are family and partners together in ministry. Titus provided strategic help to Paul on several occasions (Gal… Continue Reading “A “Community Devotional” based on Titus 1-2”

A “Community Devotional” based on 2 Thessalonians 1

 SCRIPTURES  REFERENCE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY 2 Th 1:1 Silas and Timothy helped the Apostle Paul plant the Thessalonian church. This opening benediction mirrors the one he used in writing his first letter (1 Thessalonians) about six months earlier. Paul spent most of… Continue Reading “A “Community Devotional” based on 2 Thessalonians 1”

A “Community Devotional” based on 1 Thessalonians 5

  SCRIPTURES     REFERENCE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY 1 Th 5:1 Transitioning to a new section, Paul begins his thought referring to the recipients of his letter once again as family. In using the word “brothers” he is conveying a few things:… Continue Reading “A “Community Devotional” based on 1 Thessalonians 5”

A “Community Devotional” based on 1 Thessalonians 4

  Scriptures     Reference to the Importance of Community   1 Th 4:6 Sin hurts the sinner, his or her circle of relationships, and the Lord (4:8). This same concept is communicated through Paul’s use of the body metaphor for the Church…God’s people… Continue Reading “A “Community Devotional” based on 1 Thessalonians 4”

A “Community Devotional” based on 1 Thess 2:17-3

  SCRIPTURES     REFERENCE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY 1 Th 2:17 This verse leaves no room for doubting Paul’s love for the believers in Thessalonica. The phrase “torn away” is translated as “orphaned,” recalling the apostle’s parent-child metaphor (see v. 7, 11).… Continue Reading “A “Community Devotional” based on 1 Thess 2:17-3”