The Lion King – this movie might date you… But Pastor MIke did reference it to make the point that Christians need to remember, need to be reminded, who we are as children of God. As members of God’s family. And that once we remember that, that we are expected to be ambassadors for God, to plead with those who have not yet come to faith, to be reconciled with the God who is waiting to have the relationship restored.
Direct. Make. Establish. These three words form the backbone of St Paul’s prayer for his dear church in Thessalonica. They are actions that St Paul prays God will take on behalf of the believers there. Jim Scullion ends by asking if we pray like this for our church.
Today’s sermon continues in Pastor Jeff’s series from St John’s gospel. In today’s Scripture, we again see two examples of faith: one not real, the other real, true faith. Faith is not natural for human beings. Well, at least not Christian faith. Which might be a good reason to listen to today’s sermon.
What “Four Basic Things” might St Paul be trying to get across to his readers in Thessalonica? You’ll have to listen to Jim Scullion’s analysis in today’s sermon.