Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Jim Sole

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.

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.

The Ministry God Honors – Part 3

Every Christian is a minister of the Lord Jesus. In our homes, neighborhoods, churches, and on our jobs, we serve the Lord Jesus and His gospel. In fulfilling this high calling, what are the qualities in our ministries that honor God? In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, chapter two, he gives us the marks of such a ministry. This Lord’s Day we look at the mark of encouragement – the most needed ministry Christians do in the lives of other believers.

The Ministry God Honors – Part 2

Every Christian is a minister of the Lord Jesus. In our homes, neighborhoods, churches, and on our jobs, we serve the Lord Jesus and His gospel. In fulfilling this high calling, what are the qualities in our ministries that honor God? In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, chapter two, he gives us the marks of such a ministry.