In our last sermon in I Thessalonians we looked at the beautiful concept of the Church as a family. But how does one become part of that family of God? And how do we recognize our brothers and sisters in Christ? Listen as Pastor Matt examines I Thessalonians 1:4-6 to show that God, in His great love, chooses His people while they are dead in their sins, pardons them, and cleanses them from unrighteousness, so that they have nothing in which to boast. And, since the word is received in power, in the Holy Spirit, and in full conviction and not in word only; they do indeed, walk in righteousness so that all can recognize them by their fruits.