As history records, when the gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed to the people of Thessalonica, not only where their lives and families transformed forever, but an entire region was turned upside down and history was shaped as a result. The best news is that this same gospel is alive and well today and it still contains the same power to change real people in real cities all over the world, including ours.
Paul’s words to the Thessalonians are not only powerful because they exalt the person and work of Jesus, but they’re full of hope and encouragement. As people who live in the 21st century filled with political and economic unrest, we experience opposition and strife daily and struggle with the swirling winds of uncertainty, insecurity, and unrest. Consequently, a summer journey through the letter, 1st Thessalonians is exactly what we need: a weekly reminder that God is in control and His grace is sufficient for our daily struggles and weaknesses. As a result, we can persevere with hope while we suffer, all the while longing for the certain return of Jesus Christ our Lord!
Please join us each Sunday for the next 11 weeks, so you can be encouraged to look to Jesus every moment, giving you strength as you’re living today, longing for tomorrow.