We can gather from Paul’s first letter to Timothy, that Timothy was a timid man, but as a leader he was having to learn to step out of his timidity in order to lead and love. In our new series, The Goal, we will be looking at what is God’s goal for us in the church. In short, it is to love God, and love each other.
The ins and outs of ministry can be very hard. Over time, we can become disgruntled and tired, but we are warned against this in 2 Thessalonians 3. Paul says, “don’t grow weary of doing good.” This is a call to perseverance, it’s a statement that encourages us to be so anchored in Christ that we will finish the work He has called us to do.
Prayer just may be the most important part of christian living. Oswald Chambers said, "Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” In 2 Thessalonians, Paul, asks for prayer for himself so that the Lord might spread the Gospel and bring glory to God, so I think it’s safe to say, we should do the same.
If you look around the world at different churches and teachers, you’re bound to see that not all of them preach truth. This is nothing new. Paul had to address this many times in his epistles and he urged the church to “stand firm” in what they knew to be true about God’s character and to listen to the Spirit as He guided them to truth.
In 2 Thessalonians, Paul starts off his letter by encouraging Christian community. We are going to need each other. We need to love and be loved. We need to help one another grow in faith as we learn to trust God's character. 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Revelation 21:5 says, “Behold, I make all things new.” This is an incredible statement by our God that can change the very way we live if we “behold” what He is saying. He is the creator of the world and He can take you and make a completely new creation. This changes everything and can change the way we live in 2019.
As Pastor David ends his teaching on 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5 encourages us to always be joyful in all things! Sometimes, if we do not fear, we find a deeper walk with our Lord Jesus in the “valleys” of life. We, as His Body need to constantly encourage one another, thanking God for ALL THINGS.
God is Good and that should lead to us being a thankful people. Our Student Pastor, Conner Lewis, gave four reason why we should be a thankful people and they all stem from the fact that we serve a God who is good by nature. Listen in as he teaches from Psalm 107.
God’s Word teaches us that faith comes by hearing, so it is very important that we are listening to the seeds that God is sowing in our hearts. Jesus used the parable of the Sower to teach His disciples about the importance of being good soil that receives the seeds that are planted. Listen in as our Student Pastor, Conner Lewis, teaches from Mark 4.
Charles Swindoll said, “God doesn't work on our timetable. He has a plan that He will execute perfectly and for the highest, greatest good of all, and for His ultimate glory.” For us, the hard part is letting go and trusting this. The good news is, God is working to get us there, so in the mean time we just need to be thankful. Listen in as Pastor David teaches on this.
Live in love! Love is the brightest light for a broken world. The Lord told us to love one another, but the love needs to be genuine from the heart; ready to spill out to the saved and the unsaved. Listen in as Pastor David continues in 1 Thessalonians.
Francis Frangipane said, “The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress.” Listen in as Pastor David expounds upon this quote and other insights from 1 Thessalonians chapter 3.
When a mechanic works on your car and returns it to you, he has to approve of the work that has been done. God wants us to know that because of Jesus, He now approves of the work that we are doing. Listen in a Pastor David takes us deeper into what it means to leave a life “approved by God.”
Charles Spurgeon once said, “I have a great need for Christ, I have a great Christ for my need.” One way Christ meets our needs is that He has given us the great gift of His Holy Spirit to help us along the way. Listen in as Pastor David continues to teach from 1 Thessalonians.
Have you ever spent a little amount of time with someone, but you feel like you’ve known them forever? That is how Paul felt after getting to know the Thessalonians for just three weeks. In his opening words of them him remembers fondly how they love the Lord. Listen in as Pastor David starts our new series titled “Living In Light.”
FB Meyer said, ““The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer.” The Apostle Paul would agree. He speaks of “devoting yourselves to prayer” in chapter 4 of the book of Colossians. Listen in as Pastor David teaches on the importance of prayer.
One of the main themes of the book of Colossians is that we are to glorify Christ no matter what we are doing. At the end of chapter three, Paul goes into detail describing what this looks like in our marriages, our families, and even at work. Listen in as Pastor David teaches on these important truths.