Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Jim Sole

A Church of First Love

This Lord’s Day, we begin a series in the New Testament Book of 1 Thessalonians. In this church, we see a wonderful flock of Jesus’ sheep living out first love for Him and people under the good pastoral leadership of first love leaders. Lord willing, we will enter a church to model if we want to make our difference for Christ in our culture and generation.

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 8

In part eight of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important response is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ. This is defined as His people living out first love to Him in power and influence. This Lord’s Day, we do the hard work of self-examination to see if we have lost first love and thus offer the world no life-giving hope in the love of Christ.

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 7

In part seven of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important response is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ. This is defined as His people living out first love to Him in power and influence. This Lord’s Day, we do the hard work of self-examination to see if we have lost first love and thus offer the world no life-giving hope in the love of Christ.

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 6

In part six of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important aspect of our response is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ. This is defined as His people living out first love to Him in power and influence. This Lord’s Day, we continue looking at the two paths leading to losing first love for Christ – spiritual neglect and mishandling the Word of God by our lack of awe over the Word of God.

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 5

In part five of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important aspect of our response is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ defined as His people living out first love to Him in power and influence. This Lord’s Day, we begin the work of self-examination looking at the causes of losing first love for Christ – spiritual neglect and losing the awe of God’s Word.

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 4

In part four of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important and critical response of the hour is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ in the world; His people living out the power and influence of His love or recovering first love for the Lord and people. This Lord’s Day we want to identify the objects of first love – God and people – and be warned of how easy it is to drift into a non-relational Christianity because of loss of first love.