Day17

1 Thessalonians

from the This Is the New Testament reading plan


1 Thessalonians 5:1-28, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Matthew 11:28-30, Romans 12:1-2, James 3:13-18

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the New Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we’ll continue reading the Pauline Epistles.

What Is 1 Thessalonians? The book of 1 Thessalonians is Paul’s letter of encouragement to the church in Thessalonica concerning their sustained faith in the midst of suffering. The letter served to correct misunderstandings about end-time events and to remind readers that continued sanctification is God’s will for them.

How 1 Thessalonians Fits Into the Story: First Thessalonians contributes to our understanding of the second coming of Christ. Paul wrote this letter to correct the church’s misunderstandings of this teaching and, in the process, showed that Christ’s eventual return gives us true hope in all circumstances. He also speaks to the practices that make us more like Christ. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. How can the acts of rejoicing, prayer, and thanksgiving train and develop believers to become more like Christ? How does this mindset provide comfort in every season? 
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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63 thoughts on "1 Thessalonians"

  1. Brandy Deruso says:

    God got you
    Lord we thank you for being god you are a way maker a healer a miracle worker you are the great I am lord we honor you lord for you are holy lord we honor you lord for you are good we honor you lord for being God lord we ask that angels be dispatched on our behalf to cover us in all areas of our lives on today healing favor joy peace love prosperity is our portion and we declare and decree it is so no weapon formed against us shall not prosper lord cause you got us the devil is defeated and we are walking in the promises of you lord you are the covenant keeping god and you have never lost a case so victory is our portion it is done and it is so in Jesus name hallelujah!

  2. Brandy Deruso says:

    Lord we thank you for being god you are a way maker a healer a miracle worker you are the great I am lord we honor you lord for you are holy lord we honor you lord for you are good we honor you lord for being God lord we ask that angels be dispatched on our behalf to cover us in all areas of our lives on today healing favor joy peace love prosperity is our portion and we declare and decree it is so no weapon formed against us shall not prosper lord cause you got us the devil is defeated and we are walking in the promises of you lord you are the covenant keeping god and you have never lost a case so victory is our portion it is done and it is so in Jesus name hallelujah!

  3. Beverly Watley says:

    Everything is going to be alright! I hope you all have a blessed week.

  4. Katie J says:

    Gain strength from the Lord and always develop your life according to God’s plan

  5. Ashleigh H says:

    Praying for Sophia, Jody Lynn

  6. Jody Lynn says:

    Thank you so much Victoria E! I want you to know that I have been praying for you as well. I am a fertility nurse, and I was so overjoyed to see that your ultrasound was positive! ❤️

    1. Victoria E says:

      Oh wow Jody Lynn thank you!!

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