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…]