The early church turned the world upside down by serving another King: Jesus. This series follows Paul, his team and the Holy Spirit as a young church in Thessalonica was built upon solid Gospel foundations. Like them, we pray to see the transformation of hearts, homes, neighborhoods and nations.
1 Thessalonians 3:1-5: Strength in Affliction
This passage calls us to look into the Father's heart to see the Church strengthened in the midst of great suffering. What does it take to hold the course and remain joyful and faithful in the midst of life's pressures and the enemies temptation?Download
1 Thessalonians 3:6-10: Are We Really Living?
Paul got booted out of Thessalonica after just three Sabbath days of teachings. He then sent Timothy to strengthen and encourage the church. Now, Timothy returns to Paul with an update. What's the news, Timothy?Download
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13: An Ecology of Holiness
We have a new name: Navah. Now, how can we as individuals, families and a community begin to embody its meaning? What would it mean to "bring home and make beautiful" in our lives? 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 is a power-packed prayer that prepares us to be the answer to these questions.Download
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8: Holy Sexuality
God created sexuality. It is good, glorious and a powerful gift. If sex is the Father's beautiful design it must be Him who defines it. This is a Biblical, vulnerable and clear message unfolding the difference between God's design for holy sexuality and the world's distortion of it.Download
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12: A Holy Attitude to Work
In establishing the church at Thessalonica, Paul takes extra care to build the right attitude to work. He commands them to live taking care of their own, earning the bread that they eat and respecting those who work hard, in order to win the respect of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone.Download
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, Part 2: Daily Bread in 3D
We will look at how the three daily disciplines of thanksgiving, task-tackling and trust-offering activate us as secret agents for a coming kingdom, and make us the co-laborers we are called by God to be, in whichever sphere He has placed us.Download