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Revelation 2-3 Sermon Big Idea: The church is called to be growing in Christ The letters were to churches, not individuals. The letters followed a consistent pattern. The letters end with a promise. 3 Questions… If a letter were written from God, delivered by Jesus to KCC, would you consider yourself one of the recipients? How would the letter describe KCC? Are you prepared for the promise?
Revelation 1 Revelation is… About Jesus, from God, to be delivered by John. (v. 1-2) A blessing to all that read, hear, and keep the words it contains. (v. 3) A message to a specific group of churches. (v. 4,11) Clear about who Jesus is, what He did, and will do. (v. 5-8; 12-18) Other worldly. (v. 19-20) If the ultimate end results in one team standing in victory, shouldn’t we want to join that team?
1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Be enCOURAGEd by the greatest rescue plan ever. Be enCOURAGEd for those who have died knowing Jesus. Be enCOURAGEd that your belief in Jesus as Savior gives you hope for his return. Be enCOURAGEd that those who are children of light won’t be caught unprepared. Be enCOURAGEd that the invitation to be a child of the light is still available. Have COURAGE and take action in your reaction to the Gospel!
Sermon Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1-3 Sermon Big Idea: We can rescue our community and surrounding communities using the same plan God had for Thessalonica Thessalonica was commended for their work of faith, labor of love, and steadfastness of hope. (1 Thessalonians 1:2-7) In word Power of the Spirit Full conviction Thessalonica was commended for hearing the Word and being doers of the Word. (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10) How they received the missionaries How they turned from idols Their patience Paul’s example…
Who traveled with Paul to Thessalonica? Who invited them to come? What was the lady’s name who sold purple cloth? What strange thing were Paul and Silas doing in prison? Where did Paul first preach in Thessalonica? Where did the Jews find bad characters? Why is grace usually before peace? I’m a Christian _______ I’m here to help?
The Rapture An idea first mentioned in 1830 by Margaret Macdonald A theology first developed in 1830 by John Darby A theology spread by Cyrus Scofield in early 20th century A theology taught by Dwight Moody and Billy Graham A theology further emphasized by Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye Matthew 24:36-44 The second coming will be like in the days of Noah The good stays and the evil is taken away 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 The dead in Christ will rise…
The virgin birth further blinds those who already can’t see. Jesus’ life and ministry isn’t disputed, his identity is. Jesus’ death isn’t disputed, the effect is. The victory of the cross was the resurrection of the Christ. Jesus’ resurrection is disputed, but the effect isn’t.
Special guest speaker Joe Heins, Woodburn Christian Children’s Home, shares a message about following Christ.
Why do we have different languages if we were created by one God? Man had one language and developed one layout for one location. God wanted man to follow His plan by filling the earth and fixing their eyes on Him. God used confusion to bring clarity to His plan. What can we learn from the story of the tower of Babel? If we use a Biblical worldview, we can explain why there are different languages. At times we have…