Click here to see what we sang on Sunday, February 11. Please use these songs in your personal devotions this week. We're trying something new by making a playlist on YouTube. You can set the playlist to repeat or shuffle and it'll play the songs all day.
When we sing, we witness to the people in our church who are yet to believe--the unsaved spouse, the cynical teen, the intrigued friend. We witness to the outsider stepping through the door of a church and even, through the sound we make, to the outsider walking past the door of a church. The sight and sound of a congregation singing praise to God together is a radical witness in a culture that rejects God and embraces individualism. Our songs are the public manifesto of what we believe. (Keith & Kristyn Getty, Sing!)
Here's what we sang today. We encourage you to use these songs in your personal worship this week:
Dear Church - in an effort to keep you singing throughout the week, here are a few of the songs we sang yesterday:
How should a pastor feel about his flock? And how should these feelings be expressed? Check out these somewhat surprising words from Pastor Paul to one of his church plants:
You are trapped in a burning building. Doom is sure. Then unexpectedly someone you don’t know runs in to announce a way of escape. Is this good news?
Charles Simeon (1759-1836), a Faithful Pastor
For the last three articles we have considered marks of a faithful, exemplary pastor from I Thessalonians 2:1-12. Today I want to share the story of a wonderful illustration of just such a man from church history. His story has encouraged and inspired me to never give up. His name? Charles Simeon.
I Thess. 5:1-11
Do you ever think about the end of the world? I can tell you the writers of Scripture did. The Day of the Lord is a dominant theme running through the Bible. The second coming of Christ is mentioned hundreds of times in the New Testament, with far more prophecies of His return than His first coming. Nearly every book of the NT deals with the subject. A Christ-centered consummation to human history is coming. It behooves us to know about it and be prepared for it.
I Thess. 5:1-11
I realize that’s an ominous headline that sounds like a video game or summer movie. And that’s part of this world’s problem. Any talk of a future judgment is scoffed at, ridiculed, mocked and maligned. Saddest of all is this even comes from professing Christians at times.
Studies in First Thessalonians
Imagine being born again and then taught that Jesus is coming back. So far, so good. He talked a lot about His return before He left. But then along the way, you come under the impression that you must actually be alive at His return or you will miss out.
Studies in I Thessalonians
I Thess. 4:9-12
Do you consider yourself a loving person? Could someone look at your daily life and conclude, “wow, that lady really loves other Christians.”
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