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Words of Hope
Sun, Jul 04, 2021
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31 mins 3 secs
The message this week is titled, “Preaching to the choir.” The final admonition and benediction that Paul gives at the end of his first letter points us to the security of our salvation and the assurance that we will stand before the Lord fully redeemed. I cannot read these words without being reminded of the scene described by John in Revelations 7 of the heavenly choir before the throne. Let us get tuned up to sing!
Words of Hope
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
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43 mins 51 secs
In this final section of the first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul is exhorting us how to live to please God. His instruction came with encouragement and eternal hope. He concludes this passage by teaching us about the things a healthy church should value. We are to value one another, through Christian fellowship and we express our love for God through faithful worship.
Words of Hope
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
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46 mins 1 sec
As we open God’s word to 1 Thessalonians 5 we will explore Paul's exhortation to the church to keep building each other up in the Lord and to do even more. In these verses he highlights the values of a healthy church. His words of hope remind us to have a high view of the church and our shared responsibilities.
Words of Hope
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
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45 mins 50 secs
As we move to the final chapter in Pauls first letter to the church in Thessalonica, he is still answering questions that these young believers have about the Resurrection and the Day of the Lord. These are questions that we all have and so his words are intriguing to us. In this passage he address how we should prepare, what we know, and a word of warning. Join us as we explore chapter 5 together.
Words of Hope
Sun, Jun 06, 2021
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41 mins 22 secs
This week we will explore the most popular passage in Paul's letters to the Thessalonians. Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, Paul writes about the hope we have in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is in this passage we learn more about our part in that return. The Word of God assures us the Jesus is coming to “catch us away.” Additionally we are given the promise of a new body, a resurrected body for those who sleep in Christ. The purpose of the teaching is that we would be encouraged and that we would not grieve as others do. These are “Words of Hope.”
Words of Hope
Sun, May 30, 2021
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43 mins 46 secs
Chapter 4 of the first letter to the Thessalonians provides clear instruction on how we should live as followers of Christ. Paul calls us to live holy before God and Christlike before unbelievers. And then he reminds us of what that means
Words of Hope
Sun, May 23, 2021
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42 mins 26 secs
As we move into chapter 3 of First Thessalonians, Paul sets a wonderful example of the care that we should have for one another as the Church. We share a responsiblity for each other as Brothers and Sisters. That responsibility includes our prayerful support of each other through the trials and temptations of life. Paul shows us by his own example that we are to be devoted to each others as Coworkers in the Gospel of Christ.
Words of Hope
Sun, May 16, 2021
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35 mins 29 secs
Chapter two of the letter to the Thessalonians gives wonderful examples of faith and faithfulness. Last week, we focused on what it means to live approved by God, this Sunday we will see the essential and effective role that the Word of God plays in our salvation and our sanctification. Most important to this is the truth where we find living words of hope!
Words of Hope
Sun, May 09, 2021
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37 mins 44 secs
This week we will look at the first 12 verses of chapter 2 in 1 Thessalonians. In these words Paul speaks of the example that He and his missionary team set before the new believers in Thessalonica. Their works and actions were different than the people around them because they lived for the Kingdom and Glory of God and their lives were approved by God. We will explore what that means and how we too might follow that example.
Words of Hope
Sun, May 02, 2021
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42 mins 10 secs
This week we will begin a new series of messages from the letters to the Thessalonians. These letters contain prayer instruction and encouragement to speak accurately to our church and to our lives. The words of these letters written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit encourage us with, “Words of Hope.” Open your heart to what God would say to you this morning.