Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
The Thessalonians are commended for their faith, especially in the midst of opposition and tribulation. Paul is genuinely concerned about their spiritual growth and maturing, wanting them to “excel still more” in their faith and in their love for one another. Paul exhorts the Thessalonian believers to remain faithful, and continue to work diligently. These are the very things that we also should take to heart in the midst of the world we live in today.
Sermon Description: The Word of God is true and powerful! Faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior, which the Gospel and all of God’s Word proclaims, is what saves us! Nothing can un-save us, not even Satan. Yet, there is real and powerful opposition to the work of God. Paul and his companions knew from firsthand experience of this opposition. As Christians, we should desire to grow in our faith in Christ and witness for Him, and should desire such growth for our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord.