This morning we return to our study in the book of 1 Thessalonians where Paul continue his focus on the issue of encouragement. Last week we noted that encouragement sometimes comes in the form of a personal visit. This morning we consider four ways that can often inspire us to extend encouragement through personal correspondence.
Encouragement is such an important part of our lives that we too often take it for granted. As Paul writes in the passage we’ll be looking at today, we’re reminded that encouragement is something that doesn’t just happen. It requires Holy Spirit inspired effort which we can’t do on our own. May we be a […]
This morning’s passage reminds us of another characteristic which each believer in Jesus should possess. We will see multiple ways in which God would call each of His people to express a divinely given perseverance in their lives. May we seriously consider the next steps God is calling us to take.
We all have habits that either help or hinder us. From work to leisure. From health to home maintenance. Habits are patterns of behavior that we see directly affecting our lives. Our spiritual habits are no different. As we study our passage for this morning we consider a right practice of spiritual habits that God […]
This week we continue in our study that we began last week thinking about a divinely inspired courage that leads to multiple responses. We considered some of those last week and will finish the list this morning. The question remains; how are we living out this truth to the glory of God?
Difficulty can be a detour that many never fully return from spiritually. The Apostle Paul was no stranger to this truth. But in our passage for today, he reminds us that a right perspective is only maintained if we keep our feet firmly planted upon the promises of Jesus. May this be true for each […]
Work is happening all around us. When we’re in our car, at restaurants, athletic events and when we need health care. Our response to that work varies depending on how it affects us. This morning we begin our study of 1 Thessalonians by considering our response to the work of God taking place in those […]
What an encouragement it is to see the fruit of faithfulness in the lives of others. As Paul writes to the church at Thessalonica, it is to offer encouragement in the face of God’s work in their lives. As he does, I want us to consider God’s work in each of us and those around […]
As we return to the topic of discipleship in Pastor Brad’s return, we do so by examining the three primary elements that reflect a follower of Jesus. Disciples evidence these three elements as they live the 5G life. We’ll look as all of these this morning in our time of study in Colossians 2:1-6