Going Forward

Going Forward

The Thessalonians were a young church recently started by the apostle Paul and his missionary team. After he was forced to suddenly leave them, he sent Timothy back to see how they were doing and was delighted to hear how well things were going. Their example, and his enthusiasm and exhortations, give us lots to explore about what a church that’s moving forward looks like.

September 22, 2019 | Luke Davydaitis

Paul starts his letter to the Thessalonians by asserting that the story we are all in is being told by God from first to last. Although this is difficult to comprehend, it is truly great news: proving to us that life has meaning, humbling us, and giving us confidence to obey God.

Gospel Story - Small Group Notes

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October 6, 2019 | Dan Hudson

1 Thessalonians writes of the things that the new Christians in Thessalonica were doing well which helped them to mature quickly in their faith. Dan highlights three of Paul’s points that we should also be doing to mature and to spread the Gospel.

The Kind of Christians who Change the World - Small Group Notes

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October 13, 2019 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

In 1 Thessalonians Paul writes of the proven track record towards the church, in how they lived their lives in working hard, their attitude towards them and how they were never a burden to them. Matt taught out of 1 Thessalonians 2 on how these same examples and heart-attitudes should be the hallmark for all our leadership in King’s as well.

The Heart of Godly Leaders - Small Group Notes

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October 20, 2019 | Luke Davydaitis

New Testament Christianity was focused on the return of Jesus, so we need be aware of what is going to happen and what it means for us now.

Gospel Focus - Small Group Notes

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November 3, 2019 | Dan Hudson

Jesus is coming again. All of our hopes and dreams are to be centred on that event. In our active waiting, God is making us ready and we will face opposition. In this message Dan looks at three sources of what can hold us back and how we can overcome them in Christ.

The Flesh, the World, the Devil - Small Group Notes

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November 10, 2019 | King's Church Edinburgh

1 Thessalonians 4:3 tells us that the will of God for our lives is sanctification: that we would become more and more like Jesus. Paul immediately applies this to sexual immorality in particular, giving us urgent warnings but great hope as well.

Gospel Behaviour - Small Group Notes

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November 17, 2019 | Dan Hudson

1 Thessalonians only has two “do not’s” and they are about the Holy Spirit. Dan spoke about how we must keep the fire of the Spirit going in our lives to move forward.

Keep the Spirit's Fire Aflame - Small Group Notes

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November 24, 2019 | Luke Davydaitis

Paul concludes this letter full of future hope with instructions for living peaceful lives in the present. It’s important for us to understand what God’s peace is, so that we can relate to Him and those around us in the ways Paul describes.