Standing firm means sticking with Jesus, come what may. It means continually returning to the message of hope and salvation that comes through the cross.
But of course, it doesn't mean standing still—God's great plan is to make us holy and blameless, ready for the Lord's return.
These simple studies help us unpack this vital aspect of the Christian life through Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians. Like the Thessalonians, we're challenged to stand firm in the gospel while being thoroughly changed by it.
- Genuine imitations (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)
- Walk worthily (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)
- The Word at work (1 Thessalonians 2:13-16)
- Gospel priorities (1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13)
- God’s will, your sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:1-12)
- Hope in the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
- Ready for his return (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
- A gospel church at work (1 Thessalonians 5:12-28)