“For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.” – 1 Thessalonians 3:5 (ESV)
We are living in an overwhelmed world. At least that is how it appears. The tone in our culture, the volume on the news, and the blaring of horns on routes 222, 283, and 30 all point to people who are living on the red-line, boiling point of life. While living with a heart filled with angst and stress is nothing new, we do appear to be in an acute season of unprecedented pressure. Now to be honest, did the fact that I used the word “unprecedented” give you angst just in itself? Seeing as how it’s become a bit of a trigger word, I felt a little anxiousness myself even as I typed it.
With all this said, perhaps it’s best for me to get to the point before I send us all over the edge. So let me get to it by asking, “Who’s been your go-to person through this time?” Have you had people who you can go to hear you out, calm you down, and check in on you when needed? Another question that’s equally important is have you had the privilege to be this person for others? You see, this week’s message is all about finding confidence through Gospel Concern. It’s amazing how you and I can be used by the Lord to encourage and strengthen others just by expressing and acting on our concerns for others. To prepare for Sunday, take some time to read 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 and take note of the level of Paul’s concern for the church and the actions he took to be sure they were aware of his love. Friends, let’s pray we can become that kind of Church.
Be sure to listen to the worship set as you prepare for worship.
Love you, Church.
SUNDAY AM PLAN
9:00 AM – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM – Worship Service On Campus (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service on Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
SUNDAY PM PLAN
6:00 PM – Mission Night of Worship (Lancaster Campus)
Everything you need for Sunday is available on the Mission Church App under Sunday Resources or on our website.