Paul continues his letter by pointing to his integrity amongst them, as well as his nurturing care for them. Not for his glory, but as a result of God's love and care towards him. How is God at work in us to create people like that? And to use us in that way for the benefit of others?
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
The Joy of God's Good News - 1 Thessalonians
As we're bombarded with news that is often the cause of worry and concern, the good news of Jesus cuts through it as unchanging good news that makes a real difference to our lives and eternities.
1st of two talks on faith, suffering and Covid-19.
How can we have faith when so many seem to suffer?
Where is God in a world that is often hurt and hurting?
In this talk, Tom looks at the sweep of Scripture, the true story from creation looking forward to re-creation. We see there an explanation for why there is suffering in the world, and we see a God who entered into that suffering to put an end to it.
Part 2 will look specifically at 2020 and Covid-19, and consider how Christians can speak of the hope we have when this question is asked.
Series: Isaac & Jacob. As we conclude our time with Jacob, he remembers the God who met him in his distress and goes with him. We too can remember the God who remembers us, who met us in our distress and promises to still go with his people.
Sermon Series: Isaac & Jacob - finding your feet on the path of promise.
When you look back over your life so far, how have you changed? How do we know when it's time to move on from something and begin again? Will God be with us and bless us, wherever we go?
Sermon Series: Isaac & Jacob - finding your feet on the path of promise
God cares about our work, what we do and how we do it. Perhaps most of all, who we do it for. Deceit, trickery and dodgy deals should have no place in the working lives of those following Jesus. Instead, we can look to the one who works all things for the good of those who love him.
Sermon series: Isaac & Jacob - Finding your feet on the path of promise
How often do we find ourselves stretched in God's spiritual gym, learning and growing as his people? Jacob did, and we can too - it's not always easy but it is always good.