Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 Thessalonians

Living and Serving Before an Audience of One

1 THESSALONIANS 2:1-7 – For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. For our appeal does not spring from error or…

Five Commands Directing the Christian Life

PSALM 37:5; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 – Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. |  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I wonder how often we make the Christian life far more complex than God intends. I am not for once…

The God of Peace at Work in His Children

We conclude our journey through this wonderful New Testament letter showing us what a church is to be like in living out first love for the Lord Jesus. The Apostle Paul brings his letter to a close with a beautiful prayer pointing believers to the glorious work of God in the lives of His people from eternity past to glorification in heaven.

The Maturing Christian in Fellowship with God – Part 5

Christianity is relational. From the Garden of Eden before the fall, through the fall, after the fall and eternity, we were created for relationship with God and one another. Through the Gospel, relationships are redeemed. The church at Thessalonica is a model of what Gospel-produced relationships are to be with other believers and the Lord. This Lord’s Day we continue with marks of spiritual maturity in one’s relationship with the Lord – walking in the Holy Spirit by obedience to His Word.