Living in Christian Unity – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches the final message in our 11-week study through the book of 1 Thessalonians, “Hold the Line.” Many hear the word “submission” and immediately think of it as a negative. And yet, Scripture’s repeated call for the believer to live in submission is a source of blessing. This concept, which is reviled by our culture, is actually …

Living in Anticipation – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches the next message in our series, “Hold the Line,” as we study together through the book of 1 Thessalonians. Sometimes in life we are so overwhelmed by events that we cannot figure out how to deal with it. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Paul takes a massive event – the return of Jesus Christ – and teaches …

Living in Distinction – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series from 1 Thessalonians, “Hold the Line.” We know that the Christian’s life is supposed to be different from the rest of the world. But what does that mean? In 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Paul transitions from encouraging the church’s past to pushing them forward by reminding us all of our call to live lives that …

The Power of the Unshaken – 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series, “Hold the Line,” by teaching from 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5. We’ve heard Paul describe the blessing of the believers’ place in God’s family (2:13-16). In this week’s passage he goes on to share how this benefits the church as they face persecution. From this, we too see how we are strengthened and encouraged by engaging …

Beyond all Circumstances – 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches the next message in our series, “Hold the Line” as we study through 1 Thessalonians. Last week Paul reminded the Thessalonians of how the power of God was at work in their lives through the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Sunday we’ll see how Paul goes on to explain that that very same …

The Gospel Shift – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the next message in our series, “Hold the Line” as we dive into the letter of 1 Thessalonians. The Thessalonians encountered a massive shift when they left the pluralistic religions of their culture for the beautiful truths of the Gospel. In 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10, Paul encourages the church by highlighting this shift and showing us how …