How far would you go to rescue your child? If you could, would you dare to rattle the gates of Hell?
Since all of humanity are children of God through Adam and Eve, how far would God go to rescue?
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous and the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, …1 Peter 3:18-20 (NRSV)
The Thessalonians had experienced “the working of Satan” in “lying wonders, and every kind of deception for those perishing …” Yet the Apostle Paul told them to always give thanks to God.
How do you give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ “who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope”?
I will have more to say about 2 Thessalonians 2 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church at 8:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 10th.
Robert Shaw, Pastor
A Tip for Parents
On Christmas Eve we give everyone an unlit candle then dim the lights to demonstrate the darkness of the world. Then I light the candles the ushers hold and they light the candles that each person holds. Gradually the whole room brightens with the light of a hundred candles.
Talk with your child how doing a good deed for a friend, a classmate, even a stranger can change the whole world.