“Father Knows Best” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-6; 2:9-12)   Sunday, June 17, 2018

Call to Worship 

 

L:         The earth is the Lord’s and all that is within it!

 

P:         Therefore let us join our voices in praise to our Creator!

 

L:         Praise is befitting our God who comes to save us.

 

P:         Therefore let us join our voices in praise to our Redeemer!

 

U:        God our Sustain-er, pour your Spirit upon us that we might worthily praise, magnify, honor, and glorify you!

 

Scripture (1 Thessalonians 1:2-6; 2:9-12)               

Our readings come from the first letter to the Thessalonians.   

2We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly

3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

4For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you,

 5because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.

6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit,

9You remember our labor and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

10You are witnesses, and God also, how pure, upright, and blameless our conduct was toward you believers.

11As you know, we dealt with each one of you like a father with his children, 12urging and encouraging you and pleading that you lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.

 

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Father Knows Best” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-6; 2:9-12)   Sunday, June 17, 2018

“Father Knows Best”

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