God’s Gospel Community

God’s Gospel Community Introduction God designs His Church, the Gospel Community to function in His way. There are two vital traits of God’s Gospel Community: A. HONOUR THE LEADERS (vv.12–13a) “…respect those who labour among you and are over you…esteem them very highly in love because of their work…”   B.  HELP ONE ANOTHER (v.13b-15) […]

As We Wait, We Build

As We Wait, We Build Introduction To wait soberly for Jesus’ return: A. BUILD OUR FAITH ON A HIGH VIEW OF GOD (vv.9–10)   B. BUILD OUR COMMUNITY WITH A HIGH DOSE OF ENCOURAGEMENT (v.11) Conclusion

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready? Introduction A. STAY IN THE LIGHT (vv.4–5)   B. SERVE IN FAITH, LOVE AND HOPE (vv.6-8) Conclusion

Being Ever-Ready

Being Ever-Ready Introduction What was the question? The day of the Lord will: A. COME SUDDENLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY “…will come just like a thief in the night” (v.2b)   B. DESTROY SUDDENLY AND INESCAPABLY “…then sudden destruction will come upon them as labour pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape” (v.3b) […]

Let It Shine

LET IT SHINE Introduction We have: A. A PROFOUND IDENTITY (v.14) B. A FREQUENT TENDENCY (v.15) C. A PRIVILEGED DESTINY (v.16) Conclusion How would your life shine for Jesus?

Grieve Well to Live Well

Grieve Well to Live Well Introduction Have you lost a loved one before? Two biblical anchors to help us grieve with hope in our life: A. OUR HOPE IS ANCHORED IN THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST (vv.13-14) B. OUR HOPE IS ANCHORED IN THE RETURN OF CHRIST (vv.15-18) Conclusion We will be with the Lord forever.

A Life Pleasing to God (Part 2)

A Life Pleasing to God (Part II) Introduction How can we as a community of God’s people live a life pleasing to God? Two ways: A. EXCELLING IN OUR LOVE (vv.9-10) What is love for our Christian brothers and sisters? How can we “do this more and more” (v.10)? B. TESTIFYING THROUGH OUR CONDUCT (vv.11-12) What conduct […]

A Life Pleasing to God (Part 1)

A Life Pleasing to God (Part 1) Introduction The burning question Christians ask: What is God’s will for my life? “For this is the will of God, your sanctification…” (v.3a) How do we live a set-apart life that is pleasing to God? Three practical ways: A. WE MUST ABSTAIN FROM SEXUAL IMMORALITY (vv.1-3) “For this is […]

Knowing the End Game

Knowing The End Game Introduction Knowing the End Game is essentially about knowing what is ultimately important at the End. There are 4 key aspects of Paul’s prayer that gives us the End-Game Focus: A. THE END-GAME FOCUS ON GOD AS HE DIRECTS US “Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, […]

What Keeps You Going?

What keeps you going? Introduction “For now we really live”… Two Facets of Disciplemaking: A. DISCIPLEMAKING WORK IS IMMENSELY JOYOUS (vv.6-9) B. DISCIPLEMAKING WORK IS INTENSELY DEMANDING (v.10) Conclusion We’ll be faithful to our calling.