1 Thessalonians A Life of Faith, Part 9: Walk Worthy

“… as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children,  that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. “

1 Thessalonians 1:11-12   

DOve JPEG 10 edtWalking is the oldest mode of transportation known to mankind. Before the wheel, the horse and buggy, and the car, mankind walked. There is something very satisfying, and very thought provoking about walking. Walking provides time to meditate, reflect and pray about problems, challenges and plans.

Walk is the term God uses to describe our relationship with Him …  a walk of faith. Since Jesus calls us to follow Him, we can infer Jesus will walk with us every step of our journey.

As a runner, I know it is important not just to run a race, but to run well. The same applies to our walk with God. Paul charges us to walk worthy of the Lord. What does it mean to walk worthy of the Lord? Does the phrase walk worthy refer to training, style, techniques and form or is it really a matter of the heart?

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A Life of Faith, Part 9: Walk Worthy

1 Thessalonians A Life of Faith, Part 5: Sound Forth

DOve JPEG 10 edtI am old enough to remember the thrill of receiving a letter in the mail. I had several pen-pals (“virtual friends” of a bygone era) when I was growing up. I invested heavily in stationary, sealing wax and stamps.

Waiting for the mailman to hand-deliver the mail was an event that marked each day like the ringing of town church bells. I anxiously awaited each delivery, looking for handwritten messages from my frien

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ds. God has also given us a message, a handwritten love letter delivered down through the ages from papyrus to paper. When we read and receive God’s missives, He expects us to sound forth His truths to those around us and to the coming generations. The Good News is a message of hope and salvation for every tribe, tongue and nation. Let His Word sound forth.

To do Part 5 of A Life of Faith, please click on the link below.

A Life of Faith Part 5; Sound Forth



1 Thessalonians A Life of Faith, Part 4: The Name

Welcome to part 4 of 1 Thessalonians: A Life of Faith. I pray God richly blesses you for your diligence to His Holy Word.

Proverbs 22:1 states,  “A good name is is to be desired more than great wealth.”

A good name is very important. Indeed, parents expend great amounts of time and energy in choosing the perfect name for their progeny.  A poorly chosen name can mean a life of frustration for the the one who bears it. Names serve not only as markers of identity, put they become indicators of character as well. Say the name of a well-loved individual and everyone’s face will light with favor. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true; the mention of a bad name produces discord and murmuring.  There is one Name that stands above every other name. At the sound of  The Name, every knee must bow and tongue that Jesus Christ is Lord!

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A Life of Faith, Part 4: The Name










1 Thessalonians A Life of Faith, Part 3: The Gospel

The Bible states God is the God of Hope. He offers His hope to us through the good news of the Gospel. By the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can accept one of the many gifts of the Gospel–hope.  “The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” Psalm 147:11. In the face of hardship, trials and persecution, we please God when we choose to fear Him instead of our circumstances.

Because of the Gospel, we have hope for our trials, our diagnosis, our wounds and our brokenness. To learn about the hope of the Gospel, please click on the link below.

A Life of Faith: The Gospel, Part 3


1 Thessalonians A Life of Faith, Part 2: Faith, Hope, and Love

The Bible says  there are three things that last: faith, hope, and love. The first chapter of 1 Thessalonians, Paul teaches about these three essential character qualities. Faith hope and love are essential elements  for living a life of faith. Thankfully, God liberally supplies all three qualities to anyone who seeks them. You will have enough faith, hope and love to victoriously face any situation that presents itself.

As Christians, our lives should be marked by faith, hope and lovefaith in our Savior … hope for the future … and love for God and others. To learn more about faith, hope, and love, please click on the link below:

Faith, Hope and Love