1 Thessalonians 2: 17-20

Paul’s Longing to See the Thessalonians

17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. 18 For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way. 19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

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c. Satan hindered us: Paul, in all his apostolic ministry and authority, could still be blocked by Satan. But Paul did not just receive this Satanic hindrance in a fatalistic way. He did something about the hindrance. i. First, Paul understood that this was Satanic hindrance. He knew this was not a random circumstance, but a direct attack from Satan. Paul had the discernment to know. ii. Second, Paul had faith. For a short time means that Paul knew it would only be a short time until the roadblock was overcome. iii. Third, Paul was committed to fight against the… Read more »

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v. “Supposing that we have ascertained that hindrances in our way really come from Satan, WHAT THEN? I have but one piece of advice, and that is, go on, hindrance or no hindrance, in the path of duty as God the Holy Ghost enables you.” (Spurgeon) This part especially stands out to me. It is very hard sometimes to go knowing there is a hinderance in the way, but go, you must. THAT path of duty can be intimidating and daunting. Sometimes He parts the river, sometimes He gives a boat and sometimes He simply pulls off a miracle. Either… Read more »

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Greetings Girls!! Before I forget my link to the commentary only takes me to the 4th chapter of Colossians!! I have managed to get to the 1 Thessalonians commentary by hunting and pecking!! I just was sure if I was the only one having issues or not!!! It is heart rendering how much cares about the Church in Thessalon!! Honestly I don’t think that I have ever had that experience except with Ron and Kim!! When we moved to Texas and I was diagnosed with cancer Ron called me to Pray for me!! In the past when ever we have… Read more »

Michele
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Some of the links are not working correctly. I can’t fix them until I get to my regular computer. I have to call tech support. I am hoping it works itself out before I get home on Sunday!

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It seems to be fixed now! <3 At least on the days going forward.

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Thank You Michele!! Hope You are have a fun get away!!🔴❌🔴❌

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Just saw that You are with Jill at Gilgal!! You are for sure going to have fun!! Give Jill my love!!!❌🔴❌🔴