Sermons from May 2016

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Family Matters

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Family Matters - Love, Serve, Reach, Teach

Paul wanted the Thessalonians to keep growing, and to do so as a family. In this passage Paul begins a discussion on family matters. He does so with instructions regarding the relationship of the church toward their leaders. Allowing leaders to serve with joy helps secure peace and unity in the church.

Scripture reference: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

Don’t Get Caught Sleeping – Part 2

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Image - Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:6

In spite of all the storm warnings, unbelievers will just continue to go through life with a blind disregard, feeling safe and secure in their unbelief. Jesus said, “For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will be the coming of the Son of Man.…” But the Apostle Paul sounds the warning to believers that this day not “overtakes you as a thief.”

Scripture reference: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10

Don’t Get Caught Sleeping – Part 1

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Image - Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:6

Today we have our charts and timelines, biblical data, and prophecy conferences. The problem is that many of us have become so familiar with end-time teachings that we have tuned out. This tendency is similar to the way we treat our alarm clocks. We have grown so accustomed to hearing them sound off that we press snooze and sleep right through. Many of today’s unfolding events are like an alarm warning us to wake out of our spiritual slumber, but our human tendency is to hit the spiritual snooze button, ignoring the coming prophetic events that are casting their shadows upon us with each day’s headlines. Paul sounds a red alert: “Don’t get caught sleeping!”

Scripture reference: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10