Standing Firm in the Lord

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This study is a verse-by-verse deep dive into the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The theme of the study comes from a statement that Paul makes in both letters: stand firm in the Lord. This will be a strong word of encouragement for all of us as we seek to deepen our connection with Christ.

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During today\'s sermon, we were taught that by aligning our lives with God\'s plan and His will, we can create a spiritual eclipse where others, upon looking at us, see the presence of Jesus shining through.

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Today we continue our study as we look at the section of the letter aimed at providing direction on following God’s will for your life. The idea of God’s will is often wrapped in a veil of mystery. Join us for Part 2 of God\'s Will of a Holy Life.

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Today’s study begins with a section of the letter aimed at providing direction on following God’s will for your life. The idea of God’s will is often wrapped in a veil of mystery. 

Senior Pastor - Chuck Angel

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We are going to find Paul in this section of his letter, praying for the believers in Thessalonica. This is not unusual for Paul, throughout his letters we find Paul offering over 42 different prayers in his letters for the various churches and gatherings of believers with whom he was in a relationship.

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Today we’re going to talk about standing firm when we face times of trouble. God didn’t design anything different. Trouble will happen, it is necessary, and God will use them in a highly effective way. Let’s explore some help for our next round of trouble.

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We continue our study in 1 Thessalonians and this week we are looking at a challenging passage that calls us to optimize opportunities to receive and act on what God reveals to us. There’s a really provocative comparison made between those who do and those who don’t. And these Scriptures contain some “controversial” comments that Paul made about his Jewish brethren.

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In this section of the letter, the Apostle Paul is responding to some objections being made about his ministry and message while in Thessalonica. These accusations are from the same people who ran him out of town. They want to harm his credibility to reduce his ongoing impact in their city.  We will follow his example about guarding our impact and influence, especially when we run into some opposition in life. Because what we believe and what we do in the dark can make the light of Christ burn brighter in our lives.

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Today, would you join me by turning in your bibles to 1 Thessalonians where we will be focusing our attention on verses 4 through 10 and look at becoming an example to others.

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1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 introduces us to the letter and provides some necessary focal points for living a life of high impact for Jesus.

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Standing Firm in the Lord

This study is a verse-by-verse deep dive into the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The theme of the study comes from a statement that Paul makes in both letters: stand firm in the Lord. This will be a strong word of encouragement for all of us as we seek to deepen our connection with Christ.

Standing Firm in the Lord 09 - God's Will For Us: Jesus Eclipse

· Chuck Angel

Standing Firm in the Lord 08 - God's Will of a Holy Life - Part 2

· Chuck Angel

Standing Firm in the Lord 07 - God's Will of a Holy Life - Part 1

· Chuck Angel

Standing Firm in the Lord 06 - Filling in the Gaps

· JD Small

Standing Firm in the Lord 05 - Standing Firm in Times of Trouble

· Chuck Angel

Standing Firm in the Lord 04 - Optimizing Faith Opportunities

· Chuck Angel

Standing Firm in the Lord 03 - Guarding Your Impact & Influence

· Chuck Angel

Standing Firm in the Lord 02 - Influencers

· Rusty Sieck

Standing Firm in the Lord 01 - Making an Impact

· Chuck Angel