Sermons from August 2017

Sermons from August 2017

“Thank You!” – August 27, 2017 PM

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV Notice… When to give thanks? Immediately! When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three…

“Pray!” – August 27, 2017 AM

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, 1 Thessalonians 5:16‭-‬17 ESV Prayer is mentioned over 600 times in the New Testament. Prayer is… An attitude Between rejoicing and thanksgiving Being aware And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1 ESV Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. Luke 21:28 ESV But stay awake at all times,…

“Be Strong” – August 20, 2017 PM

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14‭-‬15 ESV Be strong in our… Relationships (v. 14) Relationships to be… Correcting “…warn the unruly…” As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing…

“Be Together” – August 20, 2017 AM

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:12‭-‬13 ESV Being together is… An expectation (v. 12-13a) Expected to be… An example for those… To work hard Who are “over you” Who admonish you An encouragement An expression (v. 13b) An expression… Of unity Behold, how good and pleasant it is…

“Be Alert” – August 13, 2017 AM

1 Thessalonians 4:13‭-‬18 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord,…

“Bitter or Better?” – August 6, 2017

Hebrews 12: 14-15 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; Hebrews 12:14‭-‬15 ESV Defining the root of bitterness “… lest any root of bitterness springing up…” Three main reasons why we have bitterness: What is… Said about is “Blessed are you…

“God’s Guarantee” – August 6, 2017 PM

Romans 8: 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 ESV Reality of God’s guarantee There is… Purpose in circumstances Power in circumstances Restrictions to God’s guarantee Restricted to those… Compassionate about God Called by God Respond to God’s guarantee Respond by… Trusting the Lord Taking it to the Lord