Paul’s, Silas’, and Timothy’s ministries were under attack. People in Thessalonica were questioning their character and motives. Listen as Pastor Matt explains three things from -4 that Paul points to in order to defend their character and protect their influence. 1.They Offered a Treasure from God. 2. They Displayed Unwavering Trust in God and 3. […]
Discipleship is not about the mere transferal of information, but about total life transformation. To be discipled we must follow the godly examples of believers who have been transformed by the Gospel, and then we become examples to others who see our lives being transformed as well. Listen as Pastor Matt examines to see how […]
After reminding the Philippians of their citizenship in heaven, of their returning Savior, of their new bodies in the resurrection, and of the great consummation of all things that will take place at Christ’s return, Paul changes his tone completely in ; from exultation to urgent plea. Paul’s love for the Philippians, his desire to […]
How should we view opponents of the Gospel? Are they a sign that we need to adopt a new strategy of evangelism? No! By no means. Walk with Pastor Matt as he examines to show how that Christian persecution is part of God’s design for the church, and our patient perseverance through these trials actually […]
Why are there so many unmotivated professing Christians? See from where God sets the bar concerning our love of the brother, our knowledge of His Word, and our dedication to persevering to the end. 9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you […]
See how God produces joyful thanksgiving in the Christian though our partnership with other believers, our mutually assured perseverance in the faith because of God’s preserving work, and how that God uses the prayers of believers to accomplish it all.
Most of the time Scripture encourages us not to fear. Most of the time we are taught that if we fear (hold in reverence and respect the weight of His glory and holiness) God we have no need to fear anything. Pastor Matt brings us the strong warning from the author of Hebrews in the […]
Pastor Matt encouraged us from God’s Word about the corporate nature of perseverance. If we are not going to let our hearts be hardened, we need each other to encourage us to believe in the goodness of God, day by day.