Join us this Sunday, May 10, at 10:30AM, as Pastor Darol will be preaching. Click below to access his sermon notes.
Look All 3 Ways Before the Cross
1 Thessalonians 1:4-10
1:4-5 Look BACK to the Past (Remember work of Holy Spirit)
- What is the point of election?
o Affirm God’s sovereignty.
o Source of encouragement.
o Produce humility.
- How does Paul verify their election? By fruit.
Application – Encouragement to stay the course.
1:6-8 Look ACROSS in the Present (Imitate)
o Shared in tribulation and joy
o Point others to Christ
Application-Consider who am I imitating? Who is imitating me?
1:9-10 Look FORWARD to the Future (Long for The Goal)
Turn from idols (isms)
Turn to rescuer
Application – Eschatology affects ethics. How am I actively waiting?
Conclusion: Believer, one of God’s chosen, humbly cling to your identity in Christ, casting aside idolatrous “isms”, waiting faithfully for our rescuer.