Our FAITH should result in work(s)
Our LOVE should result in labor
Our HOPE should result in perseverance
1 Thessalonians week 2 title
1 Thessalonians 2:1-16
Question: We have been entrusted with the hope of the gospel. Are we handling well what God has entrusted to us?
The hard work of ministry involves:
Question: Are we willing to engage in the hard work of ministry?
Question: Will we do so when it means great conflict and opposition? Are we doing so when there is very little resistance at all?
Question: Are we people who strive to be commended for our work of faith, labor of love and steadfastness of hope?
NOTE: This recording begins a few minutes in to the message and misses a few details about the city of Thessalonica.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
charis (khar-ece): grace, kindness
eiréné (i-ray’-nay): oneness, peace, quietness, rest.
The word of God had clearly taken effect in them.
Vs. 6 Their faith was tried and true.
Vs. 7 Their faith was visible and evident.
vs. 8 Their faith was loud and resounding.
Vs. 9 Their faith was active and alive
Vs. 10 Their faith was hopeful and expectant
Question: Has the word of God (written, living and spoken) truly taken hold of us?
Question: Is our faith…
Tried and True
Visible and Evident
Loud and Resounding
Active and Alive
Hopeful and Expectant
Question: If the spiritual life of everyone in our church looked like yours, what kind of church would we be?
cour·age | \ ˈkər-ij , ˈkə-rij \
Definition of courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Mark 5: 24b – 34 ESV
Courage is reaching out
Courage is trusting God will meet you where you’re at
Courage is doing what’s right, no matter what
Courage is knowing whose you are
Brian & Katie Torwalt Lyrics
I found You in the middle of my mess
You had been there all along
Open arms and open heart, You called me in
You didn’t hesitate at all
And the lies I once believed, they crumble
With the weight of Your truth
And the fear that gripped my heart, is arrested
So that I can see You
And fear can go to hell
Shame can go there too
I know whose I am
God, I belong to You
The OT Hebrew word for worship is shachah (shaw-khaw’): to bow down.
The NT Greek word for worship is proskuneó (pros-koo-neh’-o): to do reverence to
“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” ~Francis Chan
God deserves our worship.
God doesn’t need our worship.
God doesn’t need our worship. (But He wants it anyway!)
When we bow ourselves in worship, He knows our hearts belong to him.
“Worship is an act of war against the enemy of our hearts.” ~Holly Gerth
Worship is Powerful
“Worship is more than singing. It’s more than just lyrics to a song. Worship is standing in the presence of God and declaring praises to His name.” ~Unknown
ENG Justice A) having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable B) conforming to a standard of correctness.
God hears the cry of injustice, and responds.
God wants His people to avoid injustice.
God wants His people to fight against injustice.
Amos 5: 21-24
Video Interview (David Zach from Remedy Drive)
Colossians 3:13 [bearing with one another] and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
anexomai (an-ekh’-om-ahee) to hold up, bear with.
1 Peter 2:19
Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; [as the Lord has forgiven you], so you also must forgive.
1 John 1:9
Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, [so you also must forgive. ]
Who do you I need to forgive?