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Jeannie Koh
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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
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Published July 20th, 2016
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God has not destined His chosen for wrath
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
For God has not destined us for j wrath,
I cannot imagine this wrath, this just anger, how great, fearsome, awesome, terrifying it is.
For God did not destine us for wrath ( 11 snStudy NoteGod did not destine us for wrath. In context this refers to the outpouring of God’s wrath on the earth in the day of the Lord 1 Thess 5:2-4 )
but k to obtain salvation
what encouragement and grace of God. The goal for why God chooses us (Rom 8:28).
but for gaining salvation
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
this salvation is achieved because of Christ's work on the cross
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
l who died
The immortal goes through mortality
He died
for us
Christ died on our behalf, out of His love and grace and mercy, certainly not because we are so wonderful and deserve saving!
for us
so tha t ...we might live with him.
not just salvation, not just settling a debt, but coming to such life and communion with God - how much more the cross is!!!
so that. . .we will come to life together with him.
...whether we are awake or asleep...
I took this phrase out as this clause was interrupting the purpose proposition above
. . .whether we are alert or asleep 13 [snStudy NoteThe phrases alert or asleepmay be understood (1) of moral alertness (living in faith, love, and hope as vv. 6, 8 call for, versus being unresponsive to God) or (2) of physical life and death (whether alive or dead). The first fits better with the context of 5:1-9, while the second returns to the point Paul started with in 4:13-18 (no disadvantage for the believing dead).]
Therefore encourage one another
What God wants me to do. Let me do so knowing this is His will and delight, and my joy. For His glory.
Therefore encourage one another
and build one another up,
I am also to work towards others growing in Christ!
and build up each other,
just as you are doing.
I confess sometimes I feel like this is such hard work. But let me rejoice that this is the work God has for me and for us!
just as you are in fact doing.
Study Questions 1. If the doctor diagnosed you with cancer tomorrow, where would you turn in the Bible for hope and comfort? This passage will certainly be one of the key ones from henceforth I particularly like all of Romans 8 also 2. When tragedy strikes us or a loved one, we are tempted to believe wrong things about God. What have you been tempted to believe about God in the past? How does 1 Thessalonians 5:9–11 undermine those false beliefs? I used to believe that God gave me bad things because He wanted to punish me, that He did not love me at all. The passage encourages me to that God's ultimate end is not wrath, but to be with Christ. That even if I had done wrong, ultimately in Christ, I am to be with Him. So encouraging! 3. Why does Paul say that Jesus died in 1 Thessalonians 5:10 ? Is this the reason you usually think of first? Paul says that Jesus died for our salvation, and to be with Him This is not the first reason I think of. But by the continual grace of God it is moving up the ladder of reasons. It's probably now my third or even second reason that comes to mind! I pray and work towards the goal that it is the first! Takeaway For the truth of the reason for Christ dying, for our salvation and to be with Him, be the first to come to my mind when bad news come To admit that on my own, I cannot have this happen, but to pray for this to be so, to trust this passage over my own warped thinking, to act accordingly and to give thanks to God for continually sanctifying me.
Trevor Gibson
Hi Jeannie, I found your comment in the NET column for verse 10d to be very helpful in my understanding of this portion of scripture. Trevor
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