Rusty here! This is the first week of our new series, Irresistible. We’re learning how to live irresistible lives as Christ followers. What better way to kick off this series, than to jump into the book of I Thessalonians. I Thessalonians is one of my favorite books because it is filled with incredible tips and tricks on how to be a church that reflects Jesus.
Sometimes, we can feel like we don't make a difference. We are too small, insignificant or furry. (I may have been projecting on that last one). However, God assures us in this week’s passage that we can make a difference. If we are willing to follow HIM and love others, our message and impact can reach the ends of the earth.
Make sure to remind your kids that they are important and that the way they live their lives is an example to others about who Christ is.
In fact, you should asking them to tell you the point for this week.
The Point is, “The Church shows Jesus to the world!"
Here are some things to know about the passage we went over today!
(Passage posted below)
This letter was written by Paul, Silas and Timothy. They had heard of the wonderful ways the church was sharing their faith and loving those around them. So much so, that their message was spreading.
Remind your kids of the ways they can impact their community with their words and actions.
For example; I like to share what I learned at Cedar Point with the other woodland animals. I also make sure to be nice to others and share with my friends, because that shows the kindness of Jesus in me.
Last but not least, work with your kids to remember the memory verse for this series:
“ And now the word of the lord is ringing out from you to the people everywhere.”
1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord. 7 As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Greece—throughout both Macedonia and Achaia.
8 And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. We don’t need to tell them about it, 9 for they keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God. 10 And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven—Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment.
As always, I’ve enjoyed sharing with y’all.
See you next week to discover, know and follow.