Discipleship and the decline of the Church, What’s Up? Is it the loss of innocence, certitude, time? Or is the Jesus movement less about dogma and worship highs and more about discovering “life" together?
Brenda preaches from 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. In his letter to the church at Thessaloniki -- which is the earliest Christian writing in the New Testament, even earlier than the gospels -- Paul reassures his disciples that they have what they need to survive anxious times. They have their faith in Christ and the mutual support of their community. We, too, have these things, and like a spiritual emergency kit, they help us to weather the anxious times of our own day.