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We believe that all people are loved by God. We invite you to join us and experience God’s love.
We believe in faith in action. We invite you to join us in meeting our community’s needs.
We are evangelists. We invite you to join us in sharing the Good News of promise, hope and redemption.
We invite you to come as you are. We do.
Mid Week Thoughts for Sunday October 26th, 2014
This week we find ourselves listening to Paul again as he writes to his sisters and brothers in Thessalonica. This is very likely the earliest letter Paul wrote:
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
2You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, 2but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. 3For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, 4but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. 5As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; 6nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others, 7though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. 8So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.
Three times Paul mentions the ‘gospel’ here – how do you explain or define the ‘gospel’ – what is its message? Paul also talks about being “entrusted” with the gospel’s message – do you feel entrusted with its message? How determined are you to share that message? Come prepared, because we will be sharing our thoughts on this Sunday in worship!
See you Sunday,
Have a thought, comment or answer to the above questions? Feel free to let Pastor Tedd know at: email@example.com. He will be sure to reply.