Category: I Thessalonians

Turn, Serve, Wait
February 10th, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:6-10 Whenever I begin preaching from a book of the Bible I approach it with apprehension. I have read I Thessalonians many times over the years, but I wondered what it would be like to preach from it. And then, as it always happens, I fall in love with the book and am […]

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The Gospel and the Church
February 3rd, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:5 The opening four verses of I Thessalonians tell us that: The church is a community which lives in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ The church is a community which is distinguished by faith, hope and love The church is a community which is loved and chosen by God This […]

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Wonder of Being Chosen
January 27th, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:4, Matthew 20:1-16 Last week we began a series of sermons looking at I Thessalonians. This is the second of the letters Paul wrote that are recorded in our New Testament. It is a look into the life of a church in its infancy and helps us to see who we are to […]

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Faith, Love, Hope
January 20th, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:1-3 Paul wrote more letters than are recorded in the New Testament. Paul wrote at least four letters to the church in Corinth, only two are part of our Bible. Of Paul’s New Testament letters, Galatians is the earliest written and I Thessalonians is the second. Paul and his companions visited Thessalonica in […]

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Living in light of the imminent celebration
November 22nd, 2002

I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Life-changing events sneak up on us with no advance warning. In February 1989 our family visited my third cousins in East Berlin. In order to visit, we had to cross through the wall that separated East and West Berlin. We left a world of freedom and entered a world of repression.  We […]

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