Category: Sermons

sermon: Praying That God Would Exercise His Sovereignty 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Praying That God Would Exercise His Sovereignty 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 Truth Taught- Paul prays that God would grant His people what He has promised.  Introduction Paul closes the first half of this epistle with a benediction. A benediction is a prayer of praise and…

Sermon: The Good News: True Faith Endures 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

The Good News: True Faith Endures 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 Truth Taught- Paul is greatly encouraged as he hears Timothy’s report that the Thessalonians’ faith is enduring through persecution.   Introduction The entire purpose of I Thessalonians is to encourage the new Christians to persevere…

Sermon: Genuine Faith Cares for Other Believers 1 Thessalonians 2:17–3:5

Genuine Faith Cares for Other Believers 1 Thessalonians 2:17–3:5 Truth Taught- Faith is shown to be genuine when we love and care for other believers. 1 Thessalonians 2:17–3:5 (ESV) 17 But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person…

Sermon: The Astonishing Work of the Word of God 1 Thessalonians 2.13.16

The Astonishing Work of the Word of God 1 Thessalonians 2.13.16 Truth Taught- The Gospel message, found in the Scriptures, comes to us from God through human spokesmen.   Introduction A few weeks ago we looked at what Paul thanked God for concerning the…

Sermon: The Assurance and Encouragement of Divine Election 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

The Assurance and Encouragement of Divine Election 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 Truth Taught- God has set His love upon and chosen, from out of the world, a people for His own possession. Introduction Last time we looked briefly at the events surrounding Paul and his…

Sermon: The Gospel Comes to Thessalonica and The Church is Formed 1 Thessalonians 1.1.3

The Gospel Comes to Thessalonica and The Church is Formed 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 Truth Taught- Paul encourages the new Christians by showing them that their faith is genuine because the good works they are engaged in can only be accomplished by faith.   Introduction…

Sermon: Standing Firm in the True Grace of God 1 Peter 5:6-14

Standing Firm in the True Grace of God 1 Peter 5:6-14 Truth Taught-We can stand firm through trials because God is sovereign and has given all who are in Christ true grace.   Introduction As we close Peter’s great epistle today we should be…

Sermon: Thanks Be to God for His Indescribable Gifts! Eph. 1:3-7

Thanks Be to God for His Indescribable Gifts! Eph. 1:3-7 I wrote a 15 page paper on this text and Pastor Brian wanted me to preach it, but he said I couldn’t do all 15 pages. So I’m only doing 14! How many accounts…

Sermon: What the Church Needs 1 Peter 5:1-5

What the Church Needs 1 Peter 5:1-5 Truth Taught- The Church needs godly shepherds to lead her into truth   Introduction What do Christians need in times of trials? What does the church need while it lives as exiles in a hostile land? What…

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Glory Comes Through Suffering 1 Peter 4:12-19 Truth Taught- We are called to follow Jesus’ pattern of suffering and subsequent glory that follows Introduction Peter finished last week’s text with praise to God and a reminder to always use our gifts for the glory…