Sermon Series
  • 1. Thessalonians - Who? When? Why?

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2019
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    Through this message we learn about the historical situation which lead to the planting of the Thessalonian church, and the purpose of Paul writing 1 Thessalonians.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 1:1 Who? When? Why? The year is 51AD. In that year the plans for, what is known, as the second missionary journey of Paul start to take place. You can read all about this journey in Acts ...read more

  • 2. Are We Worth Imitating?

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2019
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    Paul’s thanksgiving of the kingdom life and witness of the Thessalonians is a reminder that our calling is to be worthy of imitation, and people who model, what it means to strong and ready to stand out in this world.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 Are We Worth Imitating? The broad perspective we are working with as we make our way through 1 Thessalonians is to keep answering the question How can we be strong and ready to stand ...read more

  • 3. Gospelling Like Paul

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2019
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    Paul commends the church of the Thessalonians for being a model to the others churches. They imitate Paul who avoids all worldly techniques when he brings the Gospel; and who also brings the Gospel with family familiarity. Such gospelling will make believers strong and ready and stand out.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 Gospelling Like Paul As we make our way through Thessalonians a topic which will come up regularly is that of imitation. Seeing what someone does … their life. … the way they go about ...read more

  • 4. The Hindrance Of Misunderstanding

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2019
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    The hasty exit from Thessalonica causes Paul to be very concerned for the ongoing ministry in the Thessalonian church. The specific concern is that Satan was using misunderstanding to hinder the Gospel.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 The Hindrance of Misunderstanding Turn in your Bible to 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13. Read 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away ...read more

  • 5. Living The Sanctified Life

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2019
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    When Timothy returns from Thessalonica he brings with him some questions from the Thessalonians. In these verses Paul deals with the issue of broken love, which causes unsanctified sexuality.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Living the Sanctified Life Let’s start with a quick reminder about the timing of when Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians. When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia (to Paul who was in Corinth), ...read more

  • 6. Informed Grief

    Contributed on Oct 19, 2019
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    Paul deals with the pastoral situation of the Thessalonians who are grieving without hope. His response is not to focus on end-times theology, but to fill in the missing gap of knowledge with the hope that is in Christ.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Informed Grief Let’s open our Bible to our text and read. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 This is the verse in this section which quickly gets all the attention. After that, we who are still ...read more

  • 7. Surprised But Not Napping

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2019
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    The coming of Jesus will be like a thief in the night – unannounced and without prior warning. Our call as Christians is to be watchful, not by trying to guess an unrevealed time and season, but by living as those who ate in the light.

    You can listen to the full sermon here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Surprised But Not Napping Why is it that there are so many modern Christians who seem to think that we are somehow smarter than the first century Christians. I’ll show you what I ...read more

  • 8. Life In The Kingdom Family

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2019
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    Even when, like the Thessalonians, we are doing well in our spiritual journey, we still need to keep hearing and reflecting on the imperatives and commands and spiritual direction which comes from the Word - because no matter who we are we can easily fail.

    You can also listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Life In The Kingdom Family Through this sermon series we have come to understand quite a lot about the church of the:- • They are models to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia ...read more

  • 9. Having Consistent And Growing Christianity

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2019
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    Paul expresses thankfulness for the consistency of the church of the Thessalonians. A consistency that expresses itself in continuing maturity, ongoing hope in their eternal destiny, and holding to a purpose that gives them security.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Having Consistent and Growing Christianity Some time after Paul wrote his first letter Paul gets some more news from Thessalonica about other situations which have arisen within the ...read more

  • 10. Jesus Never Forgets

    Contributed on Nov 29, 2019
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    The persecution faced by the church of the Thessalonians was causing them to think that Jesus had forgotten them. By focusing on the end times Paul teaches them, and us, that Jesus never forgets and we are always seen - even when we don't fully understand.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 Jesus Never Forgets When it comes to our faith journey we need to recognise that it never really stays in the same place. We pray that we will keep on maturing and growing … but that is ...read more

  • 11. Don't Be An Active, But Idle, Busy Body

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2019
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    Paul address a specific sin in the life of the Thessalonian church - the sin of being an active, but idle, busy body. This sin is a blind-spot in the life of the Thessalonian church. All blind spots need to be addressed before we get to a point where the kingdom is better off without us.

    You can list to the full message here:- http://nec.org.au/strong-and-ready/ Message 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 Don't Be An Active, But Idle, Busy Body Through this sermon series on 1 & 2 Thessalonians we have seen that the church in Thessalonica is a faithful model of discipleship that is an ...read more