Pastor Dale Thornton begins a study on 1 Thessalonians by showing the practicality of the book. Paul starts by talking about the major turn everyone needs to take -- away from sin and toward God. It is called repentance, but it is a hart turn to make -- in fact, it is impossible in our own strength. We need the grace of God moving in our life to make that turn of repentance. Pastor Dale Thornton is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church Las Colinas in Irving, TX -- a family-integrated Baptist Church.