Category Archives: 1 Thessalonians

Paul Instructs the Church and Its Dynamics

Evening Worship at NCPC-Selma, audio from the sermon, “The Dynamics of Congregational Life,” January 14, 2018. Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Sermon outline: I. Horizontal Dynamic (vv. 12-15) A. Leadership. (12-13a) (1.) Congregational Authority (12) (2.)┬áCongregational Humility (13a) B. Relationship … Continue reading

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The Day of the Lord

EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio from the sermon, “Jesus’ 2nd Advent: part 2, The Day of the Lord,” January 7, 2018. Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Sermon outline: (1.) The Problem of Speculation (1-3), (2.) The Wisdom of Preparation (4-8), … Continue reading

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Theology Is for Comfort and Encouragement

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio from the sermon, “Jesus’ 2nd Advent: The Coming of the Lord,” December 10, 2017. Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Sermon outline: (1.) Jesus’ death and resurrection are the basis of the Christian’s hope (13-18) … Continue reading

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Christian Ambition?

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio from the sermon, “Everyday Life & Conduct,” Preached December 3, 2017. Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 Sermon outline: 1. What is my goal/ambition? (11). 2. Why is this my goal/ambition? (12)

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Biblical Philadelphia

Evening Worship at NCPC-Selma, audio of the sermon, “Love for the Saints,” November 26, 2017. Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 Sermon outline: Intro: Characteristics of the early church. 1. Brotherly and Sisterly Love. 2. ‘God-taught’ Love. 3. Extensive Love. Concl: … Continue reading

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God Desires Our Holiness

EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio of the sermon, “God’s Will for You,” November 12, 2017. Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 Sermon outline Intro – God’s holiness. (1.) The call to purity. (2.) The call to self-control. (3.) God’s will, your … Continue reading

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Does God Want Us to Try to Please Him?

EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio of the sermon, “Pleasing God: The Foundation of Our Conduct,” September 17, 2017. Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 Sermon outline: 1. INTRO – should we try to please God? 2. exposition of verses 1-2. 3. … Continue reading

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