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1 Thessalonians 1: Breakout!

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series 1 ThessaloniansHow it all started… Tracing Paul’s route from Galatians to this book is a dramatic story of how Christianity triggered a Revolution. It’s a glimpse into the earliest Christianity. … Continue reading

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1 Thessalonians 1: Join the Revolution of Joy!

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series 1 ThessaloniansFaith-Hope-Love: these three will “last forever,” the Bible says. And Not only that, this combination fuels a Revolution of Joy that makes life worth living! It’s all mapped-out in … Continue reading

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1 Thessalonians 2: Building Revolutionary Communities

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

Common people like you and I revolutionized the Roman Empire!

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1 Thessalonians 3: The Revolution of Joy is Love

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

Joy means victory, and the only victory which truly lasts into eternity is that which comes through Victorious Love Output: the core of Christian Love Ethics.

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1 Thessalonians 4: The Heart of Revolution

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

It’s not contrived, and it can’t be imitated: the Revolution of Joy springs from a changed heart.

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1 Thessalonians 4: Revolution NOW!

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

The Revolution of Joy is not some far-off event, as Paul describes it: rather, it’s our impact on people in the here-and-now.

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1 Thessalonians 4: Set the Captives Free!

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

Fear of death is spiritual slavery, the Bible says, but when Christians get radical, prisoners escape!

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1 Thessalonians 5: Revolution to the End!

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

Any successful revolution culminates in the overthrow of the powers-that-be, yet Spirit-led Christians are innately non-violent. So how will this “revolution” end?

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1 Thessalonians 5: The Leaders of Revolution

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

A Revolution of Joy requires leadership, perhaps the most glaring deficiency with Institutionalized Christianity. Not so in Paul’s day.

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1 Thessalonians 5: Building a Revolution

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series 1 Thessalonians

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series 1 ThessaloniansThe unprecedented revolution unfolding in Macedonia was sustained by average people like you and I, and certainly not seminary-trained scholars. That’s because it wasn’t complicated. It boils down to … Continue reading

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