This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our series on 1 Thessalonians entitled “Hope Rising: 1 Thessalonians for Today.” This second week of the series, Greg Marshall preached from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-3:13 on how hope lives within the sense of community between the Apostle Paul and the Thessalonians believers.
You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 3:8)
Paul’s circumstances were not good, but he was still “really alive” (1 Thessalonians 3:7)
The reason he is “really alive” is because the Thessalonians are standing firm in the Lord (1 Thessalonians 3:8)
Standing firm in the Lord
Paul was present to the Thessalonians in the same way that God is present to all of us (1 Thessalonians 2:7-12)
• Like an infant
• Like a mother gently caring
• Like a father comforting, encouraging, urging to live a life worthy of God
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize John 10:10
- Journal a prayer for someone else each night this week.
- Practice being “alive” in a way that makes it easier for others to believe God loves them.