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Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30am

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Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

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Manayunk Series

1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians is uniquely encouraging among all of the Apostle Paul's letters in the New Testament. Paul writes to a beloved church that is suffering under trials and temptations in order to encourage their endurance. Along with encouragement, 1 Thessalonians mentions the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in every chapter. The message is clear: endurance in the present is empowered by hope in Jesus' future return. May God encourage us through this beautiful letter.

Center City Series

Psalms: Experiencing the Truth

The Psalms are written like prayers; in fact that’s what most of them are. They are a window into the experience of people walking with God. The Psalmists are taking their knowledge of the truth and using it in relationship with God. The Psalmists don’t just know the truth, they experience it, and they teach us how to do so also.

Manayunk Sermons

Be encouraged to give yourself completely God because He who calls you is faithful, has made you family, and has called you to grace.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 5:23-28
Possessed by God by David Peterson (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

Live a consistent, joyful, Spirit-filled life by rejoicing always, praying continually, giving thanks in all circumstances, and prizing prophecy wisely.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

1 Thessalonians (Commentary) by Gene Green (Pillar NT Commentary)

Practicing the Power by Sam Storms

Prophecy in the New Testament and Today by Wayne Grudem

Showing the Spirit by D.A. Carson

The church is a family, but how can such a family be at peace? By respecting their leaders, not letting the funk get funkier, and reversing the funk.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 5:12-15

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Keep awake and sober because of what you already know, because of who you already are, and by putting on God's armor

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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

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Grieve with hope because our destiny is in Christ and our destiny is in Christ is glorious.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

References

Please God by loving one another more and more

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 4: 9-12

Isaiah 54:13

John 6:45

Jeremiah 31:34

Please God by walking in sexual integrity before the Lord because this is your solemn and privileged calling.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 4

Increase and abound in love by being emotionally wrapped up in one another's faith; by establishing and exhorting one another's faith; and by trusting one another.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 3:1-13

Our big idea this morning: embrace the gospel by accepting the family message as God's word, endure opposition to the family message, and live for the crown of the family message.

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1 Thessalonians 2

Be encouraged and encourage one another. In order to unpack this central theme of encouragement we are going to look at: 1. The way of encouragement, 2. The reason for encouragement, 3. The root of encouragement.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians
Pillar NT Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)
New American Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)
ESV Study Bible

Center City Sermons

In the face of injustice, we are often passive or consumed with rage. But through prayer, we can experience the righteousness of God, empowering us to seek justice from God while loving even our enemies.

Resources:

Psalm 5

Psalms 1-72 (Kidner Classic Commentaries)Derek Kidner

Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries), Tremper Longman

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms, Timothy and Kathy Keller

We've all probably experienced a restoration of peace once adversity is over, but how do you experience peace during adversity? This Psalm shows us how.

Resources:

Psalm 4

Psalms 1-72 (Kidner Classic Commentaries)Derek Kidner

Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries), Tremper Longman

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms, Timothy and Kathy Keller

Know God as your confidence when enemies surround you by understanding your enemy, by depending on, crying out, thanking, and hoping in your God.

Resources:

Psalm 3

A Commentary on the Psalms: 1-41 (Kregel Exegetical Library)

 

The Psalms don't just state the truth; they give us a window into the Psalmist's experience of the truth and teach us how we might experience it to. Psalm 2 is a gateway to the rest, teaching us that in order to experience the truth, we must joyfully and fearfully submit to the Lord.

Resources:

Psalm 2

Psalms 1-72 (Kidner Classic Commentaries)Derek Kidner

Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries), Tremper Longman

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms, Timothy and Kathy Keller