1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 You Only Live Once for Eternity

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 You Only Live Once for Eternity You may have heard the expression YOLO. It’s an acronym. It means You Only Live Once. It is similar to the phrase Carpe Diem – seize the day. One should make the most out of life because sometimes you will die. But death is not the [Read More…]

5 Ways to Love Others Through Self-Discipline

5 Ways to Love Others Through Self-Discipline December 5, 2016 Year A 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 It takes self-discipline in order to grow. If I want to have a healthy body, I need to stay in shape by getting exercise and eating properly. If I want to have a healthy loving relationship with others, I need [Read More…]

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Preparing for the Day of the Lord

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Preparing for the Day of the Lord This past week was Thanksgiving. In our home, that means that we go to my parent’s home. We eat a full Thanksgiving meal. We sit around, play games, watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on NBC (followed by the National Dog Show) and talk about life. [Read More…]

Give Recognition to Your Church Leaders

November 27, 2015 Year C Church leaders do three different things (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13): 1. Labor among the members 2. Lead in spiritual growth 3. Correct those who sin Their work (1 Thessalonians 5:13) is hard and deserves the love of the congregation. But Paul doesn’t stop there. He states that there are other ways [Read More…]

Preparing for the Day of the Lord

  November 26, 2015 Year C 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Today is Thanksgiving. In our home, that means that we go to my parent’s home. We eat a full Thanksgiving meal. We sit around, play games, watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on NBC (followed by the National Dog Show) and talk about life. At some point, [Read More…]

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Going Up

Going Up 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Our theme verse is from 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them [Read More…]

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Announcing Jesus – Learning to Share Your Faith Part 3

  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Announcing Jesus As we gather here together in a new place and a new time, I want to ask you a question? How do you announce your loyalty to someone? Paul talks to a church that has proclaimed Jesus to other people. To proclaim simply means to announce. You see announcements [Read More…]