Contributed on Oct 21, 2013
let us follow the example of paul, silas, and timothy
How did Evangelical Christianity come to America?? Evangelical Christianity came to America mainly from England in the 17th Century! Now look at this map; we can note the spread of Christianity from the 4th to the 7th Century. We are currently studying the First Letter to the Thessalonian ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2013
as individuals and as a church, we must always be IN Christ
Last week we noted how effective the Missionaries Paul, Silas, and Timothy were to the Thessalonians. What can we note about this church in Thessalonica? Open your Bibles to the First Letter to the Thessalonians…. Look at Chapter 1 of 1 Thessalonians v7-8: Through the apostle Paul, God ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2013
The impact of standing firm in the faith in Christ!
We continue our study of the First Letter to the Thessalonians. Please open your Bibles to 1 Thessalonians Chapter 3…. We noted that the Thessalonian church was a church to be imitated; it was a church truly in Christ! But because the church was faithful to Christ, it was persecuted! We ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2013
Until Jesus returns, the Christian must continue to grow in faith.
We continue to learn from the First Letter to the Thessalonians; please open your Bibles there… What have we noted so far? In Chapter 1 we noted what the right motives are for the Christian life! In Chapter 2 we noted 2 things, how to effectively share the Gospel and the importance of ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2013
No matter how much we love people now, god calls us to love even more!
Several weeks ago we noted this from 2 Peter 1: 2 Peter 1:5-7…. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2013
Death is just a sleep, one will wake up to something great or something grievous!
Please open your Bibles to 1 Thessalonians….. Look at v7-8 of Chapter 1 with me…. The Thessalonians 2000 years ago were good loving Christians! The Thessalonian Christians were an example for others to follow! But did that mean that the Thessalonians have reached their full ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2013
Daily meditate on the rapture and encourage others with that glorious event to happen soon!
Let us continue to learn from God’s letter to the Thessalonians. As we had noted, the letter is meant for all Christians, for those in Thessalonica 2000 years ago, for those who followed them, for those who ended up in Europe, and the letter is also for us today who proclaim to be Christians. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2013
Better early for Jesus Christ than late!
What day is it?? Okay, but this is the only time I’m going to ask you this, take a look at your watches or cellphone; what time is it?? And so, it is Sunday at 11: am and you chose to be at church. We have clocks and calendars to plan our lives! And so next week, which will be a New ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2014
how can we rejoice always?
Many people make New Year’s Resolutions; making commitments to better themselves and for those around them. What do you think is the average percent success rate of actually accomplishing resolutions made?? A recent scientific study by the University of Scranton: 45% of Americans make ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2014
What does it mean to have more grace?
We noted last week 3 important factors in being successful in life: 1. Don’t just make annual resolutions, Commit to a better life everyday!! 2. Commit to God’s instructions! 3. Have a Faith Partner, who will challenge, encourage, and pray for you! And so if you have not done ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2014
Do not quench the Spirit's fire!
Please open your Bibles to 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5…. The letter is to be read by all Christians till Jesus returns to earth; for it is a letter from God for encouragement and instructions. The main encouragement of course is that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming to earth soon to perfect ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2014
what do we need to do in the army of Christ?
Next week we will celebrate Communion and we will finish 1 Thessalonians, hooray! Today we will focus on v14-15 of 1 Thessalonians 5. We noted that this letter was not only for the Thessalonian Christians 2000 years ago but for all Christians till Jesus returns to earth. As we anticipate the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2014
We are to appreciate our Church Leaders.
We will finish today our study of the first Letter to the Thessalonians. We spent a number of weeks with the last 16 verses of the letter because there are so many great instructions there for us! Last week we noted that every Christian is in the army of Jesus Christ and are in a battle which ...read more