Sermon Series
  • 1. The Ministry Of Encouragement

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011

    A book sermon from 1 Thessalonians, introducing a series through the book. To show how the ministry of deliberate encouragement is necessary to the vitality of the Body

    I Thessalonians Introduction: There’s a lot of discouragement out there. Not too long ago, Hayden Planetarium in New York City issued an invitation to anyone interested in applying to be a part of the crew on the first journey to another planet. 18,000 people applied. The more

  • 2. The Church That Moves Ahead

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011

    Tjo show how the Thessalonian Christians exhibited qualities of an encouraging church, emphasizing the need to be aggressively moving ahead in the building of the Kingdom.

    I Thessalonians 1 Introduction: I want to begin with 3 stories this morning that each make the same basic point… Story 1- In his book, Masterplanning, Bob Biehl visits behind the scenes at an Arizona circus with a man who trains animals for movies. He’s curious how a 10-ton more

  • 3. On Being A Good Encourager

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011

    To show how we are good encouragers when, from pure motives we deliberately give the message that truly encourages

    I Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction - Story - Norman Vincent Peale - "Once walking through the twisted little streets of Kowloon in Hong Kong, I came upon a tattoo studio. In the window were displayed samples of the tattoos available. On the chest or arms you could have tattooed an anchor more

  • 4. Shouldering Up Against Opposition

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011

    To help the audience realize that true love for one another and a high regard for the word of God are vital for the Church to stand up under opposition

    I Thessalonians 2:13-20 Introduction – It’s June 7, 1944, one day after D Day. The beach landings and air strikes were only the beginning. Brig. General Norman “Dutch” Cota, assistant division commander of the 29th, came upon a group of infantry pinned down by some more

  • 5. Encouragement I Get From You

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011

    A reminder that the Church is to be a place of mutual encouragement.

    I Thessalonians 3:1-13 Introduction: OK, let’s see how we’re doing! Turn to someone near you this morning, and in 30 seconds or less, encourage them in some way. Go! Chances are, many of you struggled to come up with something that quickly. Chances are, many of you felt more

  • 6. When You’re Ready To Be Useful

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011
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    A study of sanctification and the necessary place it holds in our relationship with Christ.

    I Thessalonians 4:1-12 Intro – Somewhere, out there, is a list of things without which I expect I can still make it to heaven. I think you can not be a Cubs fan and still make it into Heaven. I think you’d be OK not understanding the difference between licentiousness, more

  • 7. Brightened By The Future

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011
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    The resurrection of the dead and the return of Jesus are two great reasons we have to be encouraged to face life and death today

    1. Text: I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Introduction: The year was 155 AD. Persecution against Christians had swept across the Roman Empire and arrived at the city of Smyrna. The proconsul there joined in, and ordered the arrest of Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna. He was to be brought to the more

  • 8. Maintaining Your Encouragement Output

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2011

    Last in a series through the book. This message is a call for every person to put encouragement as a deliberate act into practice.

    I Thessalonians 5:12-28 Joke – Have you heard the story about the guy who wasn’t too bright who got a job painting the lines down the middle of the highway? His first day, he finished 5 miles. Then his output dropped way off. The next day, he only finished 2; the next day, only more