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  • Jet Tour Through 1 Thessalonians Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 117 ratings
     | 3,994 views

    Introduction to 1 Thessalonians

    1 THESSALONIANS - Reunion INTRODUCTION: 1 Thessalonians was the 2nd Epistle written by Paul. Thessalonica was the site of one of Paul’s most successful ministries. Having stayed there less than one month (Acts 17:2), he remarkably established a Church that was doctrinally strong and ...read more

  • A Faith Worth Talking About

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 167 ratings
     | 15,684 views

    In this message we will see some awesome things about the faith of the Thessalonian Christians that should inspire us to a deeper faith. (1 Thessalonians pt-1)

    "A FAITH WORTH TALKING ABOUT" I THESSALONIANS 1:1-10 Today we begin our study of the book of I Thessalonians -- it will be a great study from the word of God. I will preach 6 messages on sunday mornings from this book. In Paul’s day, 200,000 people lived there -- most were Greeks, but ...read more

  • What The Church Should Be

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 238 ratings
     | 14,910 views

    The apostle Paul describes what the church should be in the book of I Thessalonians.

    WHAT THE CHURCH SHOULD BE INTRO.- ILL.- The sermon was longer than usual on this particular Sunday morning. Little Johnny was getting more restless by the minute. Finally, in what was supposed to be a whisper, Johnny blurted out, "IF WE GIVE HIM THE MONEY NOW WILL HE LET US LEAVE!" ILL.- ...read more

  • Follow The Leader

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 294 ratings
     | 35,958 views

    In the message we will see several characteristics of a great leader. (1 Thessalonians pt-2)

    "FOLLOW THE LEADER" I THESSALONIANS 2:1-12 THOMAS MONAGHAN IS FOUNDER , PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF DOMINO’S PIZZA, INC. FROM 1970 - 1985, DOMINO’S GREW FROM A SMALL DEBT RIDDEN CHAIN TO THE SECOND LARGEST PIZZA COMPANY IN AMERICA, WITH SALES OVER A BILLION DOLLARS. WHEN ...read more

  • How Are You Doing? Series

    Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Oct 10, 2002
    based on 61 ratings
     | 7,259 views

    How are we doing in our Christian walk? That’s what Paul wanted to know about the Thessalonians. He was desperate to know about their faith.

    “Be Ready” 1 Thes. 2:17-3:13 How are you doing? Intro. Illus. Beer commercial. “How are you doing?” “Fine, thanks. I just flew in from Texas to see my brother. Had a great flight. Just checked in the hotel… Several men came in and asked the same questions. They asked, but didn’t care ...read more

  • Our Blessed Hope - The Second Coming Of Christ

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 3, 2001
    based on 238 ratings
     | 25,072 views

    Paul reassures the believers in Thessalonica who were afraid that those who had died would miss the Second Coming as he writes of the Return, the Resurrection, the Rapture and the Reunion.

    OUR BLESSED HOPE - THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS There’s often an interesting background to what we read in Paul’s letters to the young churches he had founded. The verses we’ve just read (1 Thess 4:13-17) are his response to a misunderstanding that had caused grief to the new Christians at ...read more

  • Building A Confident Church Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 163 ratings
     | 10,470 views

    Five essential "bricks" for building a confident Church.

    When this church finally decided to build our new worship center back in 1996 all my pastor friends told me to pack my bags. One of my former seminary teachers suggested that I update my resume. You see, building projects have a reputation for tearing churches apart. And through the years a general ...read more

  • How To Give Thanks In Every Circumstance

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 303 ratings
     | 25,286 views

    Jeremiah wrote, "From them shall proceed the voice of thanksigiving and the sound of those who make merry and I will multiply them and they not will be diminished." (Jer 30:19)God does not want more grumps but grateful people to give Him greater glory, ho

    Have you ever noticed that people who habitually ungrateful are stranger to happiness? Illustration: One day a TV reporter asked a mason, "How do you like your job? I hate it, he said. Its this most boring job in the world." That same reporter asked another mason on the other sided of the ...read more

  • Funeral Sermon

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Feb 22, 2002
    based on 995 ratings
     | 276,011 views

    General funeral for a faithful Christian

    FUNERAL MESSAGE FOR A CHRISTIAN TEXT - Deut. 29:29 - "The secret things belong unto the Lord our God but those things which are revealed belong unto us." Death is not an easy thing to accept. Even under the best of circumstances, death is a terrible thing. Nature has it’s seasons but death ...read more

  • The Day Of The Lord

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 6,589 views

    When perilous times occur many ask why is it that God seemingly allows bad men to prosper and go unpunished. Many see God as a Super Pacifist, too loving, too gentle, too kind, too good, too meek and too mild to judge and punish the world and its inhabit

    I THESSALONIANS 5:2 "FOR YOURSELVES KNOW PERFECTLY THAT THE DAY OF THE LORD SO COMETH AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT." INTRODUCTION: When perilous times occur many ask why is it that God seemingly allows bad men to prosper and go unpunished. Many see God as a Super Pacifist, too loving, too gentle, ...read more

  • Nothing But The Truth

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 22, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 10,595 views

    We desperately need balanced ministries in our churches today. This sermon is an attempt to focus on how to get a balanced ministry.

    NOTE: This sermon was taken from Warren Wiersbie’s "Be Series." I got this message from my late father’s library, and did not know his source until today --- 5-21-09. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 INTRO: Paul had a balanced ministry. In these letters, he moves ...read more

  • The Gospel Is Not A Secret To Be Hidden

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 18, 2002
    based on 178 ratings
     | 10,584 views

    Deals with the importance of sharing the gospel.

    In a small church on the U.S. East Coast a pastor delivered a sermon on abortion, and after the service a German man who lived in Nazi Germany told of hi experience: I lived in Germany during the Nazi Holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. We heard stories of what was happening to the Jews, ...read more

  • God's Pattern For Fatherhood

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 18, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 16,690 views

    God is very interested in men becoming good fathers. Here in this passage we find some of the leading characteristics of a successful father.

    ILLUSTRATION: (From "It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It" by Robert Fulghum) It was Molly’s, age 7, job to pack the lunches for her family. She would put in the sandwiches, cookies, fruit and so on in a paper bag. One day, in addition to the paper bag she usually packed for her father, she gave ...read more

  • Sexual Purity: The Result Of A Commitment To Holiness

    Contributed by Todd Riley on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 178 ratings
     | 8,391 views

    Holiness and its practicality

    Islington Baptist Church August 11, 2002 I Thessalonians 4:1-8 Scripture reading: Leviticus 18 Sexual purity: the result of a commitment to holiness In Leviticus 11:44a God says to the Israelites “I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.” In I ...read more

  • Plan To Be There

    Contributed by Garry Code on Sep 17, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,746 views

    What you need to do to be at the wedding supper with the lamb

    1st Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we, who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so ...read more