Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000421
00:17 Hi, and Welcome to His Words are Life.
00:19 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and today we're going to be reading
00:22 from the letters to the church in Thessalonica;
00:25 But before we begin, let's pray together. Dear Jesus,
00:30 thank you so much that you have called us your sheep,
00:33 you've been the good shepherd and laid down your life for us.
00:36 And now we want to hear your voice. We want to follow you
00:40 completely and fully and live in the joy of your presence forever
00:45 Please be with us now as we read your word. May these words
00:49 take root in out hearts and our lives to bear fruit to your
00:52 glory. We love you. Amen.
00:54 Again, I'm reading today from the King James Version
00:57 in the 1st book of Thessalonians chapter 5, and picking up with
01:02 verse 22. - Abstain from all appearance of evil.
01:07 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
01:12 God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless
01:18 unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he
01:23 that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren pray for us.
01:27 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. I charge you by the
01:31 Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
01:36 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
01:40 Continuing now in the book of 2nd Thessalonians,
01:44 This is the King James Version, beginning with chapter one.
01:48 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church
01:52 of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus
01:56 Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father
01:59 and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank God always
02:04 for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your
02:08 faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you
02:12 all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in
02:17 you in the churches of God for your patience and faith
02:20 in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
02:24 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God,
02:28 that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye
02:32 also suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God
02:36 to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
02:39 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus
02:43 shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
02:46 in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
02:50 and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall
02:55 be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence
02:58 of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; when he shall come
03:02 to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them
03:06 that believe, because our testimony among you was believed
03:10 in that day. Wherefore also we pray always for you that our God
03:16 would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good
03:20 pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
03:23 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you,
03:28 and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord
03:32 Jesus Christ. Continuing in the 2nd book of Thessalonians,
03:38 chapter 2.- Now we beseech you brethren, by the coming of our
03:42 Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
03:46 that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by
03:52 spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that
03:57 the day of Christ is at hand. let no man deceive you by any
04:01 means: for that day shall not come, except there come a
04:04 falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of
04:08 perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that
04:13 is called God or that is worshipped; so that he
04:16 as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is
04:21 God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you,
04:26 I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth
04:30 that he might revealed in his time. For the mystery of
04:34 iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let,
04:38 until he be taken out of the way and then shall that wicked be
04:42 revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his
04:46 mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
04:49 Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all
04:53 power and signs and lying wonders and with all
04:57 deceivableness of unrighteousness
04:59 in them that perish; because they received not the love of
05:03 the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God
05:07 shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
05:11 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,
05:15 but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
05:17 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren
05:23 beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning
05:27 chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit
05:30 and belief of the truth: Wherunto he called you
05:35 by our gospel to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus
05:38 Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the
05:43 traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or
05:45 our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our
05:51 Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting
05:54 consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your
05:58 hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
06:02 We're reading in the 2nd letter to the Thessalonians,
06:05 the King James Version, and we're now starting with
06:07 chapter 3. - Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the
06:13 Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with
06:16 you: and that we may be delivered from unreasonable
06:21 and wicked men: for all men have not faith. But the Lord
06:26 is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
06:29 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both
06:33 do and will do the things which we command you. And the Lord
06:38 direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the
06:41 patient waiting for Christ. Now we command you, brethren,
06:45 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw
06:48 yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly,
06:51 and not after the tradition which he received of us.
06:54 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we
07:00 behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; neither did we eat
07:03 any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labor and
07:07 travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any
07:11 of you: Not because we have not the power, but to make ourselves
07:15 and ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with
07:20 you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work,
07:24 neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which
07:29 walk among you disorderly, working not at all,
07:32 but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and
07:38 exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work,
07:42 and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well
07:48 doing. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle,
07:52 note that man, and have no company with him,
07:55 that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy,
08:01 but admonish him as a brother. Now the Lord of peace himself
08:06 give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
08:10 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token
08:15 in every epistle: so I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus
08:20 Christ be with you all. Amen.
08:22 We're beginning now the first letter to Timothy, chapter 1.
08:28 This is the King James version.
08:29 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment
08:34 of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
08:38 unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and
08:43 peace, from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord.
08:47 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went
08:51 into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they
08:55 teach no other doctrine, neither give heed to fables and endless
08:59 genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly
09:04 edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the
09:09 commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good
09:12 conscience, and of faith unfeigned: from which some
09:16 having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
09:21 desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what
09:25 they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law
09:30 is good, if a man use it lawfully; knowing this,
09:34 that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the
09:37 lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners,
09:41 for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers, and
09:44 murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers,
09:48 for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,
09:53 for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing
09:56 that is contrary to sound doctrine; according to the
10:00 glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my
10:03 trust. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me,
10:07 for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
10:12 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:
10:16 but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
10:22 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith
10:25 and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful
10:29 saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus
10:33 came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
10:37 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy,
10:41 that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all
10:46 longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter
10:49 believe on Him to life everlasting.
10:52 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only
10:57 wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
11:01 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the
11:07 prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest
11:11 war a good warfare; holding faith, and a good conscience;
11:17 which some having put away concerning faith have made
11:22 shipwreck: of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have
11:27 delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
11:31 We're reading in the first book of Timothy, chapter two.
11:35 And this is the King James Version.
11:37 I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers,
11:43 intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
11:48 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a
11:53 quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
11:57 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
12:02 who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
12:06 knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one
12:09 mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave
12:14 himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto
12:20 I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, I speak the truth in
12:25 Christ, and lie not; a teacher of the Gentiles in faith
12:29 and verity. I will therefore that men pray every where,
12:33 lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
12:37 in like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
12:42 apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided
12:46 hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but which becometh
12:52 women professing godliness, with good works. Let the woman learn
12:57 in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to
13:02 teach, nor to usurp authority over the man,
13:04 but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
13:10 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in
13:15 the transgression. Notwithstanding
13:18 she shall be saved in child bearing, if they continue
13:21 in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
13:25 Continuing in chapter 3 of the first book of Timothy.
13:29 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop,
13:35 he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless,
13:40 the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good
13:45 behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine
13:51 no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient
13:56 not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own
14:02 house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
14:06 For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
14:10 how shall he take care of the church of God? Not a novice,
14:14 lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation
14:18 of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them
14:22 which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare
14:26 of the devil. - Thank you for being with me today
14:29 to read the word of God. Please come back and join me again
14:32 next time. Goodbye.