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  • Is there hope for our world?  Can change actually occur in a person’s life?  The Apostle Paul encouraged believers to trust God to use His Word of God and prayer to change people and to protect them from evil. Click here for sheet.

  • It’s difficult to know is true and what is fabricated, especially in the days leading up to the election.  The Bible contains clear direction for living daily and truths for putting our faith into practice. Paul’s words to these first Century believers stressed the importance of knowing and holding onto God’s Truth.  Click here to view.

  • Is the world really improving?  Or more to the point, are people getting better or worse? By working together, can we build a Utopia here on earth?  The Apostle assured believers that God would remove them from earth (“gathered together” is a reference to the Rapture) before the cataclysmic events of the great Rebellion on earth and the ascension of a man of lawlessness. Paul also explained that Jesus would defeat evil at the end of history when He returns. Click here to view.

  • An athlete represents his team on and off the field.  A police officer should obey the law whether he’s in uniform or not.  A naturalized citizen takes the Oath of Allegiance in which he renounces all allegiance to previous governments and pledges among other things to protect our country from foreign or domestic threats.  Should it surprise a Christian to learn that God expects his or her life to reflect faith at all times rather than occasionally? The Apostle Paul urged believers to live worthy of the name of Jesus and to let God empower them to do good. Click here to view.

  • It is easy to lose sight of what matters in life when you are going through unbearable pain.  What matters into eternity?  Paul assured believers that God would not ignore their present suffering and that God would give them eternal reward and relief in heaven.  He also clarified the impending judgment that awaits everyone who does not know God and who rejects the Gospel.  The lost will face God’s righteous judgment where He will repay with vengeance and destruction. Click here to download.

  • Many people think that troubles either make or break a person’s faith but the Bible teaches that when life presses in, what comes out has actually been there all along.  Paul wrote a follow up letter to the believers in Thessalonica to clear up confusion about the return of Christ.  He also encouraged them to continue growing in faith and love despite the intense sufferings they were experiencing.  Click here for sheet.

  • Does God care what you do with your life as long as you give a little money to charities, do a kind thing now and then and generally try to live by the Golden Rule? Is there any part of a person that lives on after death? If there is, then what should we be doing to live a healthy life free from regret in preparation for eternity? Paul concluded his letter to the Thessalonian believers by urging them to live without reproach and regret in spirit, soul and body. He also shared three things that only God can do in our lives.

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  • Today we take in more information than ever before but how much of what we see and hear can we really trust as reliable, accurate and helpful information? “Just Google it” or “Ask Siri” or “Hey Alexa” have become second-nature to many of us.  But what do we do with the information we receive? Are we constantly evaluating what we hear by what God tells us in the Bible is true?  The Apostle Paul told believers that they should test everything they believed and avoid wrong by following the Holy Spirit’s prompting and the God’s Word.  Click here for sheet.

  • How does God expect us to deal with all the negative news reports, negative commercials, negative political ads, how to handle fears about COVID-19, how to face uncertainties about school, work and finances? We wonder what God wants from us, how he wants us to live?  The Apostle Paul gives us three short, powerful pieces of advice on navigating difficult times – rejoice, pray, and give thanks.  We will study what it looks like when we do these things and when we choose the opposite. Click here for sheet.

  • The idea that “Revenge is sweet” has been popularized in literature for centuries but the Bible gives us the best remedy for dealing with hurt, disappointment, loss and tragedy: forgiveness.  Paul urges believers to resist the impulse to retaliate when wronged, and to seek to do good to others instead of harming them. We will study why God says that revenge doesn’t work and specific things we can do to work through our hurt. Click here for sheet.

  • All of us are accountable to someone – teacher, employer, government and God.  But is it really necessary to be spiritually accountable to others?  Paul closed his teaching to the Thessalonian believers by pointing out the mutual responsibilities to their leaders and to each other but he also stressed the leaders’ obligations to their people.  With many people unable to go to church in person, what does it look like to have mutual responsibility in an age of virtual worship services and Bible studies? Click here to view sheet.

  • If you knew your time on earth was limited, what changes would you make in your schedule, your priorities, your faith to maximize the time you had left?  Actually, LIFE HERE IS LIMITED.  The Apostle Paul reminds believers of God’s coming judgment and the cataclysmic end to history as a way of urging us to live out our faith by staying assured of His love, staying alert to Jesus’ return and by staying active in sharing hope with unbelievers. Click here to view sheet.

  • I have been asked numerous times since March variations of the same question: “Are we living in the last days?”  According to the New Testament, the short answer is “Yes!” What does it mean for you that Jesus is returning to earth?  How is your life different from an unbeliever since you profess to look forward to His return?  Does the Bible teach a “rapture” for Christians? What is the rapture? Paul addresses all these questions in today’s passage. Click here for the sheet.

  • Paul urges Christians to show God’s love to one each other and especially to non-Christians so that we earn the privilege of sharing the Good News of salvation with them.  As followers of Jesus, we should be characterized by God’s love which is sacrificial, merciful and forgiving.  We should also be diligent and hardworking which is another way we witness to lost people.  Click here for sheet.

  • Is it possible to live a dedicated life to God in a world that opposes His values at every turn? The Apostle Paul wrote that God expects His people to live holy lives and to avoid sexual sin.  There are many  reasons why obeying God is best for us and for others.  Let’s study God’s Word together to see what He says! Click here to view sheet.

  • Most of us view prayer as we view the 911 dispatcher.  We know we can call for help in an emergency but until then we are doing just fine.  How would our prayers change if we began to see prayer as a responsibility to help others and not simply a privilege for me to get things I want from God? Paul prayed for the Thessalonians believers to grow in their faith, to increase in their love and to be used by God until Jesus returned.  We should pray for others as Paul prayed for his friends! Click here to view sheet.

  • We have returned to chapter 2 in our series from 1 Thessalonians to study Paul’s words about his ministry.  Paul compared his relationship to fellow Christians to father’s relationship with his children emphasizing the importance of a man’s work, his witness and his words. Click here to view sheet.

  • First Century followers of Jesus faced tremendous opposition.  Although Paul was able to stay with them for only a short time, he and others shared the Gospel and taught timeless principles that still benefit Christians today through the Bible.  God desires His people to help one another face various struggles and to use His Word as the foundation for what we believe and live. Click here to view.

  • We are powerless to change the hearts and minds of people but we need not despair.  The Apostle Paul taught the transforming power of God’s Word to change hearts and lives.  We should let God’s Word work in us as we work with others to spread God’s message of forgiveness of sin, love and hope until Jesus returns.  It has been a difficult week for our nation.  There have been daily protests and nightly violence in many U.S. cities following the death of George Floyd.  All of us condemn the actions of the police officers that caused Floyd’s death and we want the mistreatment, injustice and racial prejudice in our nation to end.  Click here for sheet.

  • The Apostle Paul faced opposition wherever he preached the Good News about Jesus.  People criticized him from within and from outside the church.  More than anything else, he wanted to please God.  He set an example for others to follow.  As we look at our lives, what does God think about our priorities?  Do we want to please God more than anyone else? Click here to download listening sheet.

  • What difference does it make in your life that Jesus is coming back to earth?  The Apostle Paul wrote the Thessalonian Christians to encourage them to be prepared to meet Jesus in life or in death.  Paul describes how every believer can KNOW and LIVE prepared for the return of Jesus Christ: faith brings salvation, salvation gives conviction, conviction results in convincing testimony and a testimony declares a changed life. Click here to download listening sheet.

  • In his final words, Solomon sums up what truly matters in life: wisely applying what we learn from life and from God’s Word.  He had given his life in pursuit of truth but he had not always applied these truths to his own life.  Like a wise father, a trusted teacher or a good friend, he offers three simple warnings: 1) fear God, 2) keep God’s commandments and 3) prepare for the final judgment. Click here to download sheet.

  • Solomon urges us to seek God at the end of life.  It is normal for our physical body to weaken as we age, but that does not have to happen to us spiritually.  God wants us to grow spiritually and to grow gracefully at the same time that our physical strength is diminishing.  We will study why the Bible teaches that physical weakness is a natural part of earthly life and a necessary preparation for eternal life. Click here for sheet.

  • How content are you right now, right where you are? Regardless what a person’s age is, most people wish to be a different age. Younger people want to “grow up” so they can have more freedom and responsibility. Older people often wish they had their younger years back or that they had made different decisions earlier in life. In Ecclesiastes 11, Solomon urges each of us to rejoice in today, to remove anxieties and fears from our lives and to remember God in our daily decisions. Though Solomon addressed his words to the “youth,” Scripture applies to each of us, no matter our age. Click here for sheet

  • It is impossible to eliminate all risks from our lives.  King Solomon uses two examples from ordinary life to illustrate the common dangers we face and the necessity of making reasoned decisions. Despite our best efforts, we still need to trust God to direct and to help us.  This Bible passage gives us practical principles for reopening businesses and moving our lives forward after the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. Click here for listening sheet.

  • April 19, 2020 "Avoid Foolish Living” Ecclesiastes 10:1-15

    King Solomon was known as the wisest man alive when he wrote the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes in which he described the “vanity” of a life lived “under the sun” or a life devoid of meaningful faith in God.  In Chapter 10, he contrasts the lifestyles and words of the wise and the foolish. God wants us to learn how to live wisely and to speak wisely.  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can apply these timeless principles to our lives and speech. Click here for sheet.

  • April 12, 2020 "Everything depends on Jesus' resurrection" (8 & 10:30 worship)

    Paul argued in 1 Corinthians 15 that belief in Jesus' resurrection formed the foundation for all that we believe.  The first disciples were eye witnesses to His majesty and power and you too can experience the certainty of faith that provides hope and purpose for this life and the guarantee of a future in heaven.  Click here for sheet.

  • april 12, 2020 Sunrise service-"What's All the fuss?" John 20:24-31

    Easter is vital to the Christian faith; in fact, the resurrection verifies everything Jesus claims to be and validates all the promises that Jesus makes. Thomas’ reluctance to believe in the risen Jesus in John 20 reminds all of us to take Jesus at His Word and to trust Him.  Click here for sheet

  • March 29, 2020 "Following Jesus" Matthew 26

    Jesus told His disciples that they would abandon Him very soon.  Peter spoke for the group when he pledged undying loyalty to Jesus.  Jesus then led His followers to Gethsemane for a time of prayer before His arrest.  Once again, the disciples' overconfidence blinded them to their need to depend upon God.  We can learn how to live our lives daily to follow Jesus. Click here for sheet.

  • March 22, 2020 "Don't Miss what Jesus is doing"

    Jesus gathered His disciples in the Upper Room for the Passover and surprised them by washing their feet.  He had so much to tell them before His death.  We can learn so much about facing life's uncertainties by listening to Jesus.  Click here for sheet.