Belonging: Sanctification (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

Sanctification Defined: A work of God in man that makes us more and more free from sin and more like Christ in our lives. A term that’s closely related and sometimes used synonymously with the word holiness.   Key Idea: We can be encouraged that God is changing our hearts and lives to be more […]

Holding to the Truth (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22)

Due to technical difficulties the first few minutes of this message are unavailable.   Key Idea: We are encouraged to cultivate hearts that receive godly words for the sake of our Christ-likeness.

Distinct: In Light of Death (1 Thessalonians 4:13-15)

I. Realize the Christian’s View of Death is different than an unbeliever’s (v. 13) II. Realize the Christian’s Death is transformed by Christ’s Death (v. 14) III. Realize the hope in a Christian’s Death (v. 15)

Distinct (Part II): At Work (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12)

Key Idea: Living distinct lives that please God requires focused and purposeful love for others. Four priorities as a way of loving others: I. Godly Discontentment: Increase in Love II. Quite Ambition: Lead a Quiet Life III. Worry About Yourself: Mind Your Own Business IV. Work Diligently: Work with Your Hands

Distinct (Part I): In Purity (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)

Theme of 1 Thessalonians 4: We are called to distinct lives that pursue holiness and please God. Key Idea: The goal of purity is finding true and lasting satisfaction in Christ. I. A Distinct Purpose: To Please God (v. 1-3a) II. A Distinct Practice: To Pursue Holiness (v. 3b-5) III. A Distinct Power: Trust in […]