Entries by sarahp

Healthy Boundaries

Today’s Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3 As Christians, being told to “stay away” from someone can feel like a direct violation against how we’re called to live. We’re called to love everyone, to forgive everything, and to turn the other cheek when dealing with difficult people—how can we justify staying away from someone? And yet, in […]

Do Not Be Deceived

Today’s Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians is a book of letters Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica, modern-day Greece. 2 Thessalonian 2:1-12 is confusing and a little scary. It talks about the end times and Christ’s second coming. It talks about deception and lawlessness. The part that is most unsettling to me is: Thessalonian […]

How To Not Hate A Jerkface – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Persevere

Today’s Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1 The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the Thessalonians shortly after writing the first letter in order to correct a misunderstanding about the Lord’s return and to encourage persecuted believers. This was a difficult time for the church in Thessalonica because of the violent persecution from the surrounding culture. 2 […]

Be Ready!

Today’s Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5 As an elementary school student, I rode the bus to and from school. Some days I was up on time, eating a wonderful breakfast my loving mom had prepared, out the door with my things, and at the bus stop in plenty of time to catch the bus. Some days […]

Raising The Bar

Today’s Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4 Much of the fourth chapter in 1 Thessalonians emphasizes living to please God. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and […]

Love Unconditionally

Today’s Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3 A few weeks ago, I overheard a conversation between two people in a setting outside of church. Based on the conversation, it was clear that they both considered themselves Christ-followers. One told the other that she had a family member who was living in conditions that she thought would not […]

It Is Not About Me

Today’s Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2 One day, I started a conversation with my coworker about God. Our talk led me to believe that she may not know Jesus as her personal savior.  I felt that she had an open heart toward him, but not a relationship with him. As I talked with her, she shared […]

How To Not Hate A Jerkface – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Praise the Lord!

Today’s Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1 I feel so honored and privileged to be able to serve at the weekend services. A half hour before every service, each ministry group, at each campus gets together and prays. (This is so cool, everyone praying at the same time, at all different campuses, for the same thing!) We […]