Lessons on life and discipleship from the church at Thessalonica

Lessons on life and discipleship from the church at Thessalonica

It is only because the Thessalonians had all three of these qualities that they were so effective for God’s mission. They were fully surrendered, completely in love with their saviour. If we desire to live rightly before God and fulfill his mission, our lives must also be drenched in true faith, love, and hope.

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The Double Mind

The Double Mind

A deep longing and desire raging against our hope for righteousness. A civil war for our flesh (Romans 7). This spectrum ranges from the daily distractions of the interweb epidemic and “smart living” to mental states of dissociation, completely detached from reality, ourselves, others, and a God who loves us. In this mortal fight we oppose ourselves (2Ti 2:25), generating an incongruence that wages in all of us, corrupting us emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically (Romans 6:23). Ultimately, this robs us of the clarity of God's call.

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