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February 11, 2018: Growing in Faith


1 Thessalonians 2.17-3.13.  In this section of our study we come across a bit more of Paul’s heart and compassion for this congregation he helped start.  He experienced much sorrow over his sudden departure from the city and he longed to be able to strengthen them in their faith, to help them grow in love, […]

January 14, 2018: Evangelism and Turmoil

Acts 17.1-9.  Evangelism has become a dirty word in our culture – along with proselytizing – something akin to religious terrorism.  For in our relativistic, pluralistic culture – you can believe whatever you want, practice whatever religion you choose, or be an atheist or a pagan.  You can live with or have sex with whomever you desire.  […]

January 7, 2017: Same Vision – New Emphasis

1 Thessalonians 1.1-10.  God made creation with the capacity to reproduce – to be fruitful and multiply.  This applies not only to the physical realm, but also to the spiritual realm.  Being a spiritually dynamic body means that we are multiplying ourselves spiritually.  We are becoming disciples who make disciples.

December 10, 2017: God’s Christmas Gift – Peace


Ephesians 2.11-22.  If you ask people what non-material gift would they wish for at Christmas time – or any time – many of them would say “peace.”  Peace  in the world.  Peace in the Middle East.  Peace in our cities.  Peace in our families.  Peace in our hearts.  Jesus’ parting gift to His disciples was peace.  This gift calms […]