Faith Under Pressure

Gospel Work Under Pressure | 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 |
In this message from 1 Thessalonians, we are encouraged to follow the example of those who keep going with gospel work even under pressure. Outline Down but not out (vv1-2) Motives Matter (vv3-4) Actions Matter (vv5-8) Examples Matter (vv9-12)

Knowing Genuine Faith | 1 Thessalonians 1 |
What does genuine Christian faith look like? In this message from 1 Thessalonians 1, we see the marks of genuine faith which were shown by the believers in Thessalonica. Outline Genuine Thanksgiving (vv1-3) Genuine Reception of the Gospel (vv4-8) Genuine Conversion (vv9-10) Genuine Christianity

Dealing with Disruption | 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 |
One of the things God is doing in churches is forming a community shaped by peace, grace, and love. So how does a church deal with disruptive and destructive behaviour? Outline What’s the problem? (vv6, 11, 16-18) Be an Example (vv7-9) Teach How to Live (vv10-13) Discipline to Disciple (vv6, 14-15)

Strength Under Pressure | 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 |
How do you cope with the pressures of life? If you’re a Christian, how do you sometimes feel pressure to give up on trusting in Jesus? In this message from 2 Thessalonians, we hear God’s promise to strengthen the people he loves in Christ. Outline Know who you are (2:13-14) Pray to stand firm (2:15-17) Pray for Gospel Progress (3:1-2) Rest in the God who strengthens (3:3-5)

Standing Firm Under Pressure | 2 Thessalonians 2 |
The rebellion. The Man of Lawlessness. Is the end near? In this message from 2 Thessalonians 2, we hear how the Bible’s teaching about the Day of the Lord is given to comfort and strengthen those who belong to Jesus. Outline Don’t be shaken (vv1-2) The End of Lawlessness (vv2-12) So stand firm (vv13-16)

Prayer Under Pressure | 2 Thessalonians 1 |
What do you say to someone suffering for following Jesus? What do you pray for them? In this message from 2 Thessalonians 1, we hear how Paul, through his prayers, encourages a church facing persecution. Outline A Church Born in a Hurry (2 Thess 1:1-2; Acts 17) What do you pray for (part 1)? (vv3-4) Is God’s judgment right? (vv5-10) What do you pray for (part 2)? (vv11-12)