Sermons on 1 Thessalonians

Sermons on 1 Thessalonians

Sufferings to Holiness

In our Introduction to the book of First Peter, we discovered that this little five chapter book is a book about suffering.  We learned how singularity qualified this vulnerable and effusive man is in guiding you and I through the difficulties of life. This lesson begins at verse 13 of the first chapter where we find the beginnings of a rich vein of Bible Truth. Here…

Sufferings in Our Security Bring Joy

How can you explain why difficulties come? One moment you are in your own lane, moving at the posted rate of speed. And in the next, the waves splash high over your head. We have a true Friend in Peter. As we learned in our Introduction to First Peter this is a man uniquely qualified to speak about trials and sufferings. We begin at verse 3 (Restart will return to the…

The Four Cups of the Seder

Why should we study the Seder at all? I mean the Seder is an Old Testament practice, right? Well, it is indeed a prescription from our Friend Moses, the Servant of God. However permit me to suggest three things to remind us how rich and relevant the Seder is for Believers. You and I are rooted and part of Israel Some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Lust

I know what Lust is – or Do I? We perhaps see Lust more as a noun: as in libedo; and lechery.   And though this indeed can become a stumbling block – the instruction here  emphasizes lust as a verb: as in desiring and craving.  And as such,  Lust is at the heart of all the 6 previous sins. We Must Begin with Human Composition The human critter is made up of…

Share Your Hope

Why A Sermon on Sharing Hope? At Restart we follow the imperative of sharing our Faith from an application of the story of David and Goliath.  The passage is found in 1 Samuel 17, but let’s lean in on verse 40: David took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch,…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Pride

Production Note There is no video available for this message.  I feel really bad about this.  Sorry. What’s Up with The Seven Deadly Sins? You’re not going to find the phrase “Seven Deadly Sins” anywhere in the Bible.  The origin of these categories of disobedience are rooted in the early church.  I sense they emerged in an honest effort to help…

Recovery 5 of 5, Soul Maintenance

Poor Audio Track I apologize for the poor audio track laid down in this video.  We are saving up money for a decent audio system and I trust you will not be too annoyed at the scratchy audio here.  Thank you very much for your patience with this. Soul Maintenance, Baby The last of five parts in our series is the engine behind the others.    Our journey together has led us…

Yom Kippur a Resolution for Activism

So What’s With Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is “The Day of Atonement” the most high and holy day of the Hebrew calendar.  This day is so important that obserences of it take place 40 days before.   Beginning on the 40th day, the Shofar (ram’s horn) is blown every morning.  By the way the left horn of the Ram was called the FIRST TRUMP and the right horn…

Peacemaker

What’s a Peacemaker? Hullo Friend.  Thank you for working through our library and finding this entry on the bookshelf.   The focus here is about becoming a Peacemaker and investigating its reward; being called a Child of God.  I must warn you however, my discoveries here reveal a very difficult and arduous stretch of the Jesus Path.  Becoming a Peacemaker is…

Understanding Communion

So what’s with Communion Anyway? Many practicing Christians have for long years participated in the Lord’s Supper without seeing (1) its underpinnings in Old Testament instructions for the Passover Feast nor (2)  how it outlines the faith journey of all Believer from sanctification, deliverance, and blessing; into restoration. On the surface, the whole process and…
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