Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 Thessalonians

Togetherness: God’s Family being God’s Church in a Desperate World

The first letter to the Thessalonians is a treasure chest of examples of Christians and a church fervent with first love for Christ. And what we see in this church and the Apostle Paul is a deep desire for togetherness. This Lord’s Day, we explore the motive behind our commitment to be with each other for the practice of Biblical fellowship. It is the motive of love.

Our Togetherness: God’s Desire, Our Calling – Part 3

The first letter to the Thessalonians is a treasure chest of examples of Christians and a church fervent with first love for Christ. And what we see in this church and the Apostle Paul is a deep desire for togetherness. This Lord’s Day, we explore the motive behind our commitment to be with each other for the practice of Biblical fellowship on mission together.

A Sustaining Motivator For A Life Of Faithfulness

1 THESSALONIANS 2:11-12 – For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. THEME OF THE DAY. A SUSTAINING MOTIVATOR FOR A LIFE OF FAITHFULNESS. What motivates us to live daily for…

Our Togetherness: God’s Desire, Our Calling – Part 2

The first letter to the Thessalonians is a treasure chest of examples of Christians and a church fervent with first love for Christ. And what we see in this church and the Apostle Paul ministering to this church is an intense passion and hunger for God and the fellowship of His people. This will always be present when healthy Biblical Christianity – first love for Christ – is practiced. God’s people out of desire and discipline seek togetherness for spiritual growth, encouragement, and strengthening.

The Responses and Results to the Ministry God Honors

In the past weeks, we have seen from the Apostle Paul, the ministry God honors. It is marked by Gospel-centeredness, stewardship, sincerity, Christ-like gentleness, affection, authority, and is a ministry of encouragement. This Lord’s Day, we look at the way the Thessalonians responded and the results of their response. In doing so, we evaluate ourselves and our responses to God’s Work in a ministry He honors.