Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13, 1 Thessalonians 1

Selah Memory Verse: You are my servant…and you will bring Me glory (Isaiah 49:3 NLT)

  • Testimonies and reputations are built over time
    • I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do (Jesus in John 17:4)
    • I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7)
  • Churches have reputations
    • The churches in Revelation 2 and 3 had both things that warranted commendation and correction
  • Jesus is the Lord of the Church…He’s the one who died for you
    • His Church is filled with faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13, 1 Thessalonians 1:3)
      • Faith
        • Is hearing the word and taking a step (Romans 10:17)
        • Seems risky but the real risk is knowing God’s word and doing nothing with it (Hebrews 11:8, Romans 4:20)
      • Hope
        • Is a confident expectation (Hebrews 11:6)
        • Is an anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19)
        • Should be lived out (1 Peter 1:3)
      • Love
        • Is the greatest (1 Corinthians 13:13)
        • Looks like obedience (Deuteronomy 10:12-13, John 14:15)
        • Is unconditional (Matthew 25:35-40)

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