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  • The Manner Of His Preaching Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jun 11, 2018
     | 776 views

    The first section of Chapter 2 [v. 1-8] records Paul’s comments about his visit to Thessalonica. His words suggest that people outside the church were charging him with unworthy motives and improper conduct.

    5/28/18 Tom Lowe Lesson 5: The Manner of His Preaching (1Th 2:1-8) Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (NIV) 1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. 2 We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help ...read more

  • The Spirit-Empowered Messiah Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 8, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,726 views

    Jesus had no sin or impure motives that gave Satan legal access to His life. Satan could find nothing in Jesus - not even one square inch of territory - to which he could lay claim and thus gain access to Jesus’ heart. This is the reason why there was pro

    Opening illustration: You might not see the literal ‘Red Sea’ miracle in today’s context but will surely see one parallel to it. The issue is, as the Israelites waited before the ‘Red Sea,’ they didn’t contemplate or pursue to build a bridge across it. They waited on God for His Salvation. ...read more

  • What Is Your Motive For Serving God?

    Contributed by Greg Tabor on Mar 19, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 15,036 views

    This sermon looks at the motives behind one’s service for God. King Jehu served God, but only to the extent that it served his self-interests.

    What is your motive for serving God? Pastor Greg Tabor Ridgeway Assembly of God 3/20/05, a.m. service Introduction: the Illustration of Jehu a. Jehu’s Commission from God · A prophet was sent to pronounce God’s death sentence on Ahab in 1 Kings 20:42 because of his disobedience in not ...read more

  • Evangelism; Light Or Heavy

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 3, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 847 views

    When we think of evangelism what immediately comes to mind? Street corner hawkers, people who only want you to see their point of view. Brow beaters who get upset if you don’t follow them? It was never meant to be that way. Evangelism is one beggar sho

    Evangelism: heavy or light? 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 When we speak of evangelism what thoughts run through your mind? It’s the preacher’s job? Street corner Bible thumpers? Door to door salesman type people? Pushy people who are trying to get to see things their way? How about guilt for ...read more

  • Create In Me A Clean Heart

    Contributed by Mark Baker on Apr 27, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,845 views

    The born again man, or spirit man is spotless in the eyes of God, but our outward man has to be renewed, and reprogrammed to think and act like the Word of God says to think and act.God looks at our heart and sees things that no one else sees...

    Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. How does God do this? Is it automatic? The born again man, or spirit man is spotless in the eyes of God, but our outward man has to be renewed, and reprogrammed to think and act like the Word of God ...read more

  • Is Your Life Worthy Of Imitation?

    Contributed by Jehu Hernandez on Aug 12, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,895 views

    Paul’s life was worthy of imitation. We can make the biggest impact on those around us when we’re role models for them.

    The back-story of this book is found in Acts 17. Paul had just left Philippi after the earthquake that occurred while he and Silas were in prison. The jailer and his family were all saved that night and baptized in water. From Philippi, Paul went to Thessalonica where he was able to reach many ...read more

  • No Failure

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 18, 2008
    based on 31 ratings
     | 5,857 views

    In our text, it appears that Paul was a failure but only in the eyes of the world, not in the eyes of the Lord. 1- He was insulted but daring 2- He was accused but pure 3- He was displeasing but pleasing

    INTRO.- ILL.- Pete walked up to his teacher’s desk, holding a report card with a big red F. "If I were you," said Pete, "I would change this while you still can." "Why is that?" asked the teacher. "Because my daddy told me that if I brought home one more failing report card, someone was ...read more

  • Pleasing God Instead Of Men Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Aug 4, 2015
     | 3,879 views

    Leadership, Humility, Teachability, Courage

    FOLLOW THE LEADER – Pleasing God Instead of Men 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 (pg. 824) August 9, 2015 Introduction: Opposition can come in many forms...It can be an outright attack, violent and physical...and it can also come more subtly...through conversations that gather support ...read more

  • Ten Keys To Quality Friendships

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 135 ratings
     | 2,786 views

    1. Mutual Goals – Discuss how you can synergistically work together toward a mutually agreed upon goal. Cooperate through prayer, discussions and ministries that will contribute toward the accomplishment of enlarging the church in qualitative and quantitative measures. Paul writes, "My purpose is ...read more

  • Ten Keys To Quality Friendships

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 16, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,432 views

    "My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ. In whom are hidden all the treasurers of wisdom and kno

    Ten Keys To Quality Friendships by Paul Fritz Colossians 2:2-2:3 1. Mutual Goals – Discuss how you can synergistically work together toward a mutually agreed upon goal. Cooperate through prayer, discussions and ministries that will contribute toward the accomplishment of enlarging the ...read more

  • Romans 1:18-32 Series

    Contributed by George Mclaughlin Jr. on Oct 9, 2009
     | 3,514 views

    The main point of this text (vv. 18-32) is that Paul was eager to preach the gospel (to those who were in Rome) because of the hopelessly determined disposition of mankind, to ignore God. We need to know that God reacts very strongly against those who sup

    Message for CBF AM June 7, 2009 Intro. Two Questions to address 1. How does the natural man respond to the knowledge of God? 2. How does God respond to Man’s rebellion? I. How does the natural man respond to the knowledge of God? A. Natural man is ungodly, 18. (explain ...read more

  • Proper Conduct: Word Series

    Contributed by Joshua Moran on Jan 25, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,547 views

    Paul is asking us to not give a reason for someone to think against your youthfulness.

    Teenagers And Their God THE PROPER CONDUCT: WORD 1 Timothy 4:12 June 8, 2004 Joshua Moran Introduction We talked last week about a teenager being im-portant, and that God holds us all accountable the same way as he holds adults. This time I will speak on the conduct of a teenager, ...read more

  • Spiritual Poker: Winning And Losing With The 7 Of Hearts

    Contributed by John Harvey on Apr 21, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,026 views

    We are going to look at our lives through a playing card, specifically the 7 of hearts. Scripture tells us there are 7 attitudes that we must deal with in order to be in right relationship with God.

    “Spiritual Poker: Winning and Losing with the 7 of Hearts” 04/24/05 Intro: Our world is going crazy over poker. It seems you can’t turn on the TV without the World Series of Poker being on. I am not a big fan of the trend, and a lot of good discussions could take place about the health of ...read more

  • Your Attitudes Today Will Impact Your Tomorrow Series

    Contributed by Tiger Gullett on Jan 15, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,084 views

    The first of a series of messages, focusing on attitude, from the Sermon On The Mount.

    INTRODUCTION: As Christians, we sometimes get the idea that, once we get saved, we can just set back and relax. Everything is going to be fine! The reality is that Jesus taught us that it isn’t over. It has just began. What this message will challenge us to do, is look at our attitudes, because The ...read more

  • Model For The Role Model Christians Series

    Contributed by Cesar Verdeflor on Apr 30, 2007
     | 2,093 views

    Christians become role models because they have role models themselves.

    Model fOR the Role Model Christians (1Thessalonians 2:1-12) IN CHAPTER ONE, PAUL PRESENTS TO US how the Thessalonian believers became “Role Model Christians” to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. They ‘blasted forth’ the message of the Gospel not only in the provinces of Macedonia and ...read more