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A Gospel Church (or True Christianity)

September 21, 2014 Speaker: Paul Ortlinghaus Series: The Gospel & The Church: A study in 1 Thessalonians

Topic: Book Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–1:10

The opening verses of Paul's letter to the Thessalonians show three things that characterizes a Gospel Church. A Gospel Church...

  1. ... is a community which is distinguished by faith, hope and love
  2. ... is a community which is loved and chosen by God
  3. ... is a community which receives and transmits the gospel

A "must read" artice on IDOLS

In 1 Thessalonians 1:9 the apostle Paul speaks of how the Thessalonians "turned to God from idols." It can be a challenge for many in our day to understand how we in a non-animistic context can still struggle with idolatry. To help in understanding idolatry of the heart I highly recommend David Powlison's article "Idols of the Heart and 'Vanity Fair'".

 

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