Sermons from May 2022
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 Don’t let your faith be shaken… God has spoken (13) God is watching (14-16a) God is working (16b)a. Unperceived Wrathb. Visitation Wrathc. Tribulation Wrathd. Damnation Wrath
A Model for our Ministry
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 We desire to be a church that: Glorifies God Supremely Proclaims Jesus Boldly Teaches Biblically Focuses Missionally Gathers Intentionally Multiplies Locally and Globally
The Transforming Power of the Gospel
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 The Gospel changes a person: Conversion changes our virtues (1 Thessalonians 1:2-5). Conversion changes our resolve (1 Thessalonians 1:6-7). Conversion changes our priorities (1 Thessalonians 1:8). Conversion changes our master (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10). Four reasons 1 Thessalonians 1:10 is a reference to a pretribulation rapture: Waiting for Jesus is related to being rescued from wrath. Paul’s flow of thought in Thessalonians supports identifying “wrath” with the Tribulation. The word ῥύομαι with ἐκ can communicate removal to safety…
Trust, Entrust, and Rest
Exodus 2:1-10 The calling for every mother, parent, grandparent, and every believer. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Entrust your children in the hands of the Lord. Rest in the providence of the Lord.
The Triumph of Forgiveness
2 Corinthians 2:5-17 Christ’s forgiveness leads our church in triumph over Satan: By giving the group restraint in correction (2 Corinthians 2:5-11). By helping us turn the page on personal offences (2 Corinthians 2:12-13). By giving us gospel authority and opportunity everywhere we go (2 Corinthians 2:14-17).