Sermon Notes + 11.6.2022

Download PDF 11.6.2022 SERMON NOTES Busy for Self, Lazy for God 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 Taylor Mendoza, Pastor of Student + Adult Ministries Overview: American culture is marked by busyness. It isn’t uncommon to ask someone how they are doing, only to hear, “I’m good. Just busy.” Busyness marks our individualistic culture in which we are… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 10.30.2022

Download PDF 10.30.2022 SERMON NOTES This Is the Will of God 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians transitions from his fond remembrances and explanation of his absence to instruction and exhortation as he begins supplying what was lacking in their faith. Though he had only known them… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 10.16.2022

Download PDF 10.16.2022 SERMON NOTES Wrath Has Come Upon Them 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians—to this point full of thanksgiving and effusive in praise—takes a different tone as he reflects on their sufferings at the hands of their countrymen. It is not clear what event Paul… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 10.9.2022

Download PDF 10.9.2022 SERMON NOTES The Word of God 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: As Paul continues to highlight God’s transformative work among the Thessalonians, he specifically gives thanks for their reception of the word of God. Technically, Paul is referring to his preaching, and thus, in a sense, it is… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 9.25.2022

Download PDF 9.25.2022 SERMON NOTES You Had Become Very Dear to Us 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: Paul’s forced departure from Thessalonica enabled critics of his ministry to question his motives in the attempt to win new believers back to themselves. Paul challenges this narrative by expressing his love for the… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 9.18.2022

Download PDF 9.18.2022 SERMON NOTES You Became Imitators of Us 1 Thessalonians 1:6 Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: Paul’s brief stay in Thessalonica left a lasting impression upon the church as new believers modeled themselves after him and the Lord, such that they became examples for others to follow. Their turn from idols to… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 9.11.2022

Download PDF 9.11.2022 SERMON NOTES Our Gospel Came to You 1 Thessalonians 1 Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is one of the earliest writings in the New Testament and, as such, gives us great insight into the early church. Paul gives thanks to God for the church in… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 9.4.2022

Download PDF 9.4.2022 SERMON NOTES The Just Shall Live by Faith Habakkuk Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: Habakkuk is a prophet of a different sort. Instead of speaking to Israel on behalf of God, he speaks to God on behalf of Israel. He cries out to God, asking why He allows the wicked to… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 8.21.2022

Download PDF 8.21.2022 SERMON NOTES More to Be Desired Than Gold Psalm 19 Taylor Mendoza, Pastor of Student and Adult Ministries Overview: King David of Israel believed he had found something far more precious than gold. In Psalm 19, he describes God’s revelation of Himself as that which is more precious than gold. Although God… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes + 8.14.2022

Download PDF 8.14.2022 SERMON NOTES Set Your Minds on Things Above Colossians 3:1-17 Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: The Apostle Paul informs the Colossians that their identity in Christ should prompt them to seek things above, thus transforming the way they live in the world. Their new identity—having died with Christ, having been raised… Continue Reading