Engaging — Brand-New Testament, Part 5

When the church in Thessalonica was facing many difficult challenges, the Apostle Paul gave them instructions to help them in their troubles. When we face our own challenges — as so many are this year — the same advice can help us. Pastor Luke looks at Thessalonians 5:12–28 in “Engaging,” the concluding message in his series “Brand-New Testament.”

Rapture — Brand-New Testament, Part 4

Christians hope in the better world that Jesus will inaugurate when he returns. What sustains our hope between now then? Until Christ returns, how do we keep our hope alive in all the troubles of this world, amid all its sickness, violence, and death? Pastor Luke teaches from Thessalonians 4:13–5:11 in “Rapture,” part 4 of his 5-part series… Continue Reading →

Being Serious — Brand-New Testament, Part 2

Why do we take the Apostle Paul seriously? Or perhaps a better question is, why did people in the first century take him seriously? What can we learn from Paul about being taken seriously today? Pastor Luke preaches from Thessalonians 2:1–12 in “Being Serious,” part 2 of his 5-part series “Brand-New Testament.”

Brand-New Testament – Part 1

Paul wrote the letters to the church in a Greek town called Thessalonica to encourage people he loved but could not be with. They found what he said was so encouraging, they kept the letter, and circulated to others who needed encouraging. They shared it in turn, and after a couple of centuries of being… Continue Reading →

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