This evening we are reading through 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12. I am absent and Randy Ferebee will be guiding the discussions. So please bring your difficult questions. The letter opens with the coming judgment of Christ. Throughout the history of the Church, we often focus on the specifics of the judgment and not its purpose. At the end of his brief discussion of the judgment, Paul tells us the end result is not a rapture or an entrance into heaven. Rather, our purposeful end is 1) when God makes us worthy of his calling, 2) when every good work is resolved and fulfilled, and 3) when Jesus Christ is glorified within you. This is the result to which we look forward when God perfects us within himself. For tonight, think through what it means for you to reach your purposeful end.
We are beginning John Stott’s Beatitudes – Developing a Spiritual Character in two weeks. You need to have a book for this study. If you need me to order a book for you, please let Amy know. The cost is $10.
Dinner is at 6. The menu is Jambalaya. Discussion about 6:45. Please bring a friend; we always have room for one more.
And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.Phillipians 1:6