Sun, Aug 01, 2021
47 mins 35 secs
As we open the final chapter of 2nd Thessalonians we are reminded of the power of prayer and the need for prayer in our lives. Paul, requests prayer for himself from this group of young believers. This says much about the confidence that, like Paul, we should place in intercessory prayer. He will also emphasized the importance of work as a part of our faith expression. A lazy Christian is an oxymoron! The letter has been a reminder that we are confident in the coming return of Christ. He concludes the letter encouraging us to work while we wait.
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
42 mins 55 secs
This Sunday we come to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, one of the more difficult chapters to understand in the Bible. Paul is writing about evidences that the rapture has not happened yet. One of the primary evidences is, the fact that the “Man of Lawlessness,” or the Antichrist, has not appeared yet. In saying this he gives a description of the insidious work of this satanic world ruler. The reason that Paul writes on the subject is to encourage the reader to stand firm on the truth of the gospel and be strengthened in every good work. There is much good work that we need to do together for the sake of the gospel. Let us be encouraged by God’s word this week.
Sun, Jul 11, 2021
43 mins 21 secs
We will continue our series of messages titled Words of hope. This week we start on Thessalonians 2. Paul’s second letter to the church in this leading Greek city, begins with words that we need to hear. They are words of Grace and Peace
Sun, Jul 04, 2021
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!
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
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.
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
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.
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
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.
Sun, Jun 06, 2021
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.”
Sun, May 30, 2021
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
Sun, May 23, 2021
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.