Tentative Sermon Schedule

2020 Sermon Tentative Schedule – A.M
(Updated Sept. 10, 2020)

Date

Music / Special

Text

Title/Point of Sermon

9/13

Music –

1 Thessalonians 1:1

Introduction to Thessalonians

– The founding of the church and overview of 1 Thessalonians

9/20

Music –

Communion

1 Thess. 1:2-3

Thanksgiving & Prayer for a Model Church

– They were marked by faith, love and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ

9/27

Music –

1 Thess. 1:4-10

Evidence of God’s Choice

: – Reception of the Gospel, Imitation of godliness, Witness to Others, Obvious Conversion

10/4

Music –

1 Thess. 2:1-6

Motivation for Ministry

Paul was set apart by God for gospel ministry, so his motivation was always to please and glorify God and not other people or to gain for himself

10/11

Music –

TBD

Rev. Tom Stiles

10/18

Music –

1 Thess. 2:7-12

Paul’s Example of Ministry

Paul demonstrated his godliness as a leader in his affections, his labor, his behavior and his exhortation

10/25

Music –

Selected Scriptures

Election Sermon

11/1

Music – Communion

1 Thess. 2:13

Receiving the Word of God

The Thessalonians recognized that Paul brought the word of God and it performed its work in them.

11/8

Music –

TBD

Jim Phelan

11/15

Music –

1 Thess. 2:14-16

Enduring for the Sake of the Gospel

The Thessalonians suffered persecution for the sake of the gospel as did the churches in Judea – and they endured

11/22

Music –

1 Thess. 2:17-20

Hindered, not Defeated

Paul was hindered from doing what he desired, but God was still at work to accomplish His work

11/29

Music – Communion

1 Thess. 3:1-13

Extending Ministry

– Paul sends Timothy to the Thessalonians in his place, who later brings back good news, and Paul prays for them.

12/6

Music –

1 Thess. 4:1-2

Excelling in Your Walk with Christ

– Go beyond your current walk with Christ

12/13

Music –

1 Thess. 4:3-8

Sanctified Living

Pursuit of purity instead of immorality

12/20

Music –

Christmas Sermon

12/27

Music –

1 Thess. 4:9-12

Loving Others & Minding Your Business

1/3/ 2021

Music – Communion

1 Thess. 4:13-18

Comfort & Hope in Christ’s Return

– the promise of Jesus return – the rapture – comforts the grieving and gives hope for the future for the living

1/10

Music –

1 Thess. 5:1-3

Day of the Lord

– an overview of God’s coming wrath and judgment

1/17

Music –

1 Thess. 5:4-11

Sons of Day & Sons of Night

– Believers are to be ready for Christ’s return. God’s wrath will come upon the unbelieving, not the believing

1/24

Music –

1 Thess. 5:12-13

Requests Regarding Leaders

Church leaders are to be appreciated and esteemed

1/31

Music –

1 Thess. 5:14-15

Encouragements Regarding the Brethren

Six practical encouragements for believes towards each other

2/7

Music –

1 Thess. 5:16-22

Commands Regarding Self

Eight commands on practical Christian living

2/14

Music –

1 Thess. 5:23-28

Final Prayer & Requests

Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians and final exhortations and requests.

2/21

2/28

3/7

Glorifying God By Making Disciples Of The Lord Jesus Christ