“Taking a stand” happens when you decide your allegiance, not when you charge the battlefield. Before you can stand firm in big moments, you must learn to stand in small matters. David’s life and example teach us that standing with God involves decisions about authority, power, and plans.
One of the terms used frequently by Christians is “saved.” Unless a person understands their desperate situation, they will not accept their need for rescue. Today, as we come to terms with Christianity, we start to understand the need for rescue and realize our greatest need is God.
We celebrate our return to indoor worship by looking back at what God has done, looking around at what God is doing, and looking ahead to what God has promised. No matter where we look, we discover that faith allows God to do what only He can do!
Paul finishes his letter to the church by reminding them of the ability they have to continue by looking forward with confidence, with hope. This hope gives them a strong future to anticipate. Paul’s message is clear: spiritual stamina rest in hope!
Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. Life is often lived by taking the materials one is given and making the best of it. When difficulty or unexpected events arise, what happens to your life? Can you survive? These are the events that challenge our core beliefs. Should they change? Can they withstand trials? Paul reminds […]
Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. This first letter written by the apostle Paul encouraged a young church to build spiritual stamina, the ability to maintain effort while withstanding deterioration. After establishing a strong foundation, a solid pattern of behavior must be developed. Pastor shows from God’s Word how the good news of the gospel […]
We begin a series in 1 Thessalonians. This first letter written by the apostle Paul encouraged a young church to build spiritual stamina, the ability to maintain effort while withstanding deterioration. A strong foundation is vital for establishing this stamina; and Paul shares the three key ingredients to this foundation: faith, love, and hope.