Make Us Proud

October 23 2022

Topic: trustworthy

2 …We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith, 3 and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through. But you know that we are destined for such troubles. 4 Even while we were with you, we warned you that troubles would soon come—and they did, as you well know. 1 Thessalonians 3:2b-4 (NLT)

1 Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.  2  For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 (NLT)

11 Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. 12 Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT)

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever         follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NIV)

Jesus is Like a Lighthouse – Jesus Is:

  1. A Symbol of Strength
  2. A Place of Safety
  3. A Symbol of Hope
  4. A Symbol of Navigation
  5. Our Guiding Light

Big Idea – In times of trouble we must follow the path to those that are trustworthy – The only one who is truly trustworthy is Jesus Christ.

8 It gives us new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. 9 How we thank God for you! Because of you we have great joy as we enter God’s presence. 1 Thessalonians 3:8 (NLT)

May he, as a result, make your hearts strong, blameless, and holy as you stand before God our Father when our Lord Jesus comes again with all his holy people. Amen. 1 Thessalonians 3:13 (NLT)