The Thessalonians were a young church recently started by the apostle Paul and his missionary team. After he was forced to suddenly leave them, he sent Timothy back to see how they were doing and was delighted to hear how well things were going. Their example, and his enthusiasm and exhortations, give us lots to explore about what a church that’s moving forward looks like.
2019-09-22 - Luke Davydaitis
Paul starts his letter to the Thessalonians by asserting that the story we are all in is being told by God from first to last. Although this is difficult to comprehend, it is truly great news: proving to us that life has meaning, humbling us, and giving us confidence to obey God.
The Kind of Christians who Change the World
2019-10-06 - Dan Hudson
1 Thessalonians writes of what the new Christians in Thessalonica were doing well which helped them to mature quickly in their faith. Dan brought 3 points out that Paul highlighted in them, that we should also be doing to mature and to spread the Gospel.
The Heart of Godly Leaders
2019-10-13 - Matthew Clifton-Brown
In 1 Thessalonians Paul writes of the proven track record towards the church, in how they lived their lives in working hard, their attitude towards them and how they were never a burden to them. Matt taught out of 1 Thess. 2 on how these same examples and heart-attitudes should be the hallmark for all our leadership in King’s as well.
2019-10-20 - Luke Davydaitis
New Testament Christianity was focused on the return of Jesus, so we need be aware of what is going to happen and what it means for us now.
The Flesh, the World, the Devil
2019-11-03 - Dan Hudson
Jesus is coming again. All of our hopes and dreams are to be centred on that event. In our active waiting, God is making us ready and we will face opposition. In this message Dan looks at three sources of what can hold us back and how we can overcome them in Christ.
2019-11-10 - King's Church Edinburgh
1 Thessalonians 4:3 tells us that the will of God for our lives is sanctification: that we would become more and more like Jesus. Paul immediately applies this to sexual immorality in particular, giving us urgent warnings but great hope as well.
Keep the Spirit's Fire Aflame
2019-11-17 - Dan Hudson
1 Thessalonians only has two do not's and they are about the Holy Spirit. Dan spoke about how we must keep the fire of the Spirit going in our lives to move forward.
2019-11-24 - Luke Davydaitis
Paul concludes this letter full of future hope with instructions for living peaceful lives in the present. It’s important for us to understand what God’s peace is, so that we can relate to Him and those around us in the ways Paul describes.