A sermon series in 1 Thessalonians
Model Church: 1 Thessalonians
Sometimes we can get frustrated that things just don't seem to work as they should. Sometimes our own spiritual walk is not working as it should, sometimes our relationships are not working as they should, sometimes our family is not working as it should, and sometimes our spiritual family (church) is not working as it should. The letter in the bible called 1 Thessalonians has been given to us as a glimpse at a 'Model Church' to give us an example of what an individual, a family, a church looks like when it imitates Jesus.
'And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.' 1 Thes 1:6-8
As we look at this book of the bible lets pray "Lord Jesus, help me to become more and more like you, so my life, my relationships, my family, my church works".
Love God, Love People
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”