January 1, 1995
As the New Year dawns, many find themselves making resolutions that are unrealistic and inevitably short-lived. Based on Paul's exhortations to the Thessalonian Christians, Alistair Begg instead encourages us to set several specific, realistic, and biblical resolutions. These resolutions, applied personally but especially in the context of the church, will change our lives as we seek to follow Christ and serve Him together.
12We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle,3 encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
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