Sermons on 1 Thessalonians
Real peace is to be sought not apart from God’s people, but among them. It’s difficult, but it is worth fighting for.
The difference between people with faith and those without is night and day; people of faith live with spiritual clarity about the future and encourage one another in spiritual community.
Real church experiences hope in the face of death. Because of Jesus, the grave cannot hold us.
No one believes in Jesus and continues to live the same old life. Any faith in Christ that does not change our practical life is a false faith.
Church is not so much a place to go to as it is a family to which we belong. We do not gather together to honor God through our activities, we gather together to honor God through our love for Him and for His people.
Real faith requires courage. You cannot follow Christ without courage.
A real church possesses loving and sacrificial leadership. Spiritual shepherds must prepare to persevere through much opposition and pain as they serve God in the church.
A real church always brings real impact to individual lives and to communities.