Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: The Culture of Peace Lynn Baird 1 Thessalonians 5:13b Proposition Statement: Peace in the church reflects the God of peace who alone makes peace possible. Introduction: The term peace, utilized 361 times in the Bible, is a Greek present imperative in today's passage. This gospel-informed continuous co...Keep Reading
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This past Sunday I made an announcement to let you know about a process we are beginning toward hiring our next pastor. We very much desire each of you to be aware of this and pray for the Lord’s leading and provision throughout this process. Here is the clip from Sunday’s meeting in case you missed this important announcement....
An introduction to the Book of Revelation...
Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Gospel Culture: Respect and Esteem Your Leaders Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13a Introduction: Like a company or a family, a church possesses a particular culture in which its core values are best revealed through active engagement with its people. In the passage today, Paul addresses a gospel-informed "house...Keep Reading
1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Introduction: In today's passage, the apostle Paul encourages the fainthearted to recognize God's encouragement of a future hope for all believers. This hope causes us to stay awake now because we have been made ready by Him. Point 1: Faint Hearts Paul specifically addresses the fainthearted ("small-souled" in Greek) in 1 Thessalonians 5...Keep Reading
9/29/19 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Pleasing God in a Pagan World Lynn Baird 1 Thessalonians 4:1-10 Proposition Statement: Knowing God and His ways gives us both the desire and the power to be pleasing to Him. Introduction: Persecution against Christians in Thessalonica continued unabated, so the church needed encouragement. Initial...Keep Reading
10/6/19 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: A Theology of Work Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 4:4:9-12 Proposition Statement: Every Christian needs to know what God thinks about work. Introduction: Knowing Jesus changes how we live, including our perspective on work. Some changes occur seemingly without much effort; some require instruction. The...Keep Reading