We are called to be a kingdom of people living in a foreign land, representing the King himself in a world that thought it best to crucify him. In his long absence we are called to stand in his place, taking care of his interests, spreading his Word, and inviting others to join his cause. This is a high and noble calling: Let us live so that no one will be surprised to discover who it is we represent.
Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)
Conversion begins when you turn to God. It is nothing more or less than “an intentional turning of oneself to God.” Because it is intentional it does not happen by accident. Nor does it happen automatically. Nor can anyone else turn for you. You yourself must decide to turn to God. No one can make that decision for you.
Text: 1 Thessalonians 1Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)
In Acts 17 Luke talks about Paul’s visit to Thessalonica and how Paul had great success until the Jewish opponents began to spread rumors and stir up the rabble of the town. Many were saying, “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.” What a great thing to have said about you—that you managed to turn the world upside town. I can’t think of a greater compliment for a Christian! How did they do it? Acts 17 records the fact; I Thessalonians 2 gives us the answer.
Text: I Thessalonians 2:1-12Sermon Series: World Missions
This week I attended a fascinating seminar entitled “How to Handle Criticism, Conflict and Difficult People in the Church.” Somebody […]
Text: I Thessalonians 5:14Sermon Series: Our Mutual Covenant