A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

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good reputation

A Good Reputation with Unbelievers – 1 Timothy 3:7

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Do you have a good reputation among unbelievers? Or is the cause of Christ brought into disrepute because of your life and actions?

God wants all to be saved

God Wants All To Be Saved – 1 Timothy 2:3-6

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God wants all people to be saved. But only those who repent and believe will be saved and escape his judgment.

Faith and a Good Conscience

Faith and a Good Conscience – 1 Timothy 1:19

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As a believer, how important is it to hold onto faith and a good conscience? According to Paul, it is absolutely vital. Hold tightly to them.

a day of remembrance

A Day of Remembrance – Luke 23:55-56

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On Resurrection Day, we celebrate Christ's victory over death. Make it a Day of Remembrance. Remember what the Lord has done for you.

Never tire of doing good

Never Tire of Doing Good – 2 Thessalonians 3:13

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The challenge in this verse is not about being good. It is in doing good. Never tire of doing good, of doing what is right.

They Refused to Love the Truth

They Refused to Love the Truth – 2 Thessalonians 2:10

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Don't be ashamed of the truth. Love the truth. Boldly proclaim it. But recognize that there are some who will refuse to believe it.

Worthy of his calling

Worthy of His Calling – 2 Thessalonians 1:11

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Do you want to be worthy of God's calling? Only God can make you worthy. And he does. And he will bless our efforts toward doing good.

Encourage one another

Encourage One Another – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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As fellow members in the body of Christ, we should be actively involved in the lives of our fellow members. Be an encourager and a builder.

With the Lord forever

With the Lord Forever – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, 17-18

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One of the few certainties that we face as humans is death. But we need not fear death. It is birth into life with the Lord forever.

Thanking God for You – Philippians 1:3-6

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I have been a believer for 50 years now. God has brought many fellow believers into my life. And I thank God for each of you.

He has risen

He Has Risen! He Is Not Here. – Mark 16:6

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The women who went to the tomb on Easter received the best news ever delivered. Jesus was not dead. He had defeated death and risen!

Jesus saves

Dying, He Saved Me – Mark 15:31

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Jesus was challenged to save himself by coming down off the cross. But it was to save others that he stayed there and died.