April 23, 2017 Evening Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Do your best to be the very best version of you. All of us has been blessed, right? God has given us different talents and skills sets. I can’t be like you and you can’t be like me; but we can all be our very best. In order for us to be the best Christians we can be, it would be good for us to learn from the Christians we read about in 1 Thessalonians. We thank God for their example. We can learn a lot from them. We can be great individuals, and as a church, we can be great for our King.
Do Your Best To Be Your Best.
1. We are chosen to SERVE. – 1 Thessalonians 1:3
To be our very best, we have to recognize the high honor to serve the King. Ephesians 2:10 tells us we are chosen for good works. There is tremendous need to carry out the work of God. The harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. People are dying every day and going to a Christ-less environment for eternity. We have a mission to carry out!
2. We are chosen to MODEL. – 1 Thessalonians 1:7,9
People are judging Jesus by us, His believers every day. We are on the runway of life modeling Jesus – good or bad. We are told in Matthew 5:16 to ‘let your light shine before others.’
3. We are chosen to SHARE. – 1 Thessalonians 1:8
We have the great privilege to share and proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ, the Good News of the Gospel.
” 7And so you became a model… 8The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere.” 1 Thessalonians 1:7-8