Sunday Preview for September 2, 2018
In God’s eyes, what makes a church worth talking about? A small group? A family? An individual Christian? What qualities need to be present in order to say that spiritual health and vitality are present?
This week’s passage, 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10, reveals a checklist that Paul, Silas, and Timothy used to gauge the life of a church. Not surprisingly, they measured health based on how the people were receiving the Gospel and whether they were sharing the Gospel. Where are we hitting these marks? Where can we do better? Just like the church at Thessalonica, we have many reasons to be encouraged and also great opportunities for growth.
I know that a good many people will be away this weekend – so many, in fact, that we decided to delay our Sunday School launch until next week! But for those of you who are in town, please come and worship the Lord together!