Paul kept going new places after he had shared the Good News with the people of Thessalonica--but he was worried for them and wanted them to keep growing! This letter to the church there highlights the good news of how they received the message of Jesus and how they can keep growing in faith and love because of what God has done. Thanks for walking through this book with us!
There's a kind of person we sometimes overlook but that we all love to celebrate: those who are full of brotherly love for others, who mind their own business, yet who reliably pitch in wherever they can to quietly bless. Isn't that a good way to live? Would you ever aspire to live that way? Join us in 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 as Paul praises the quiet life of brotherly love--and welcomes us to live that way too!
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February is usually the month where giving to the church drops the most – so a big thank you to everyone who is able and willing at this time to give to the Lord's work through Carney Free! If you'd like to give online, you can do so on this page.
When we decide to follow Jesus--to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength--it touches EVERY aspect of our life, right down to the sexual desires of our hearts. What does yielding this area of our lives to God mean for us? Join us in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 as we dive into God's call on every believer to make us holy in everything.
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As we prepare to discuss and approve a budget for the church in 2023, thank you again for your giving to the church. We want to be good stewards of what you--and God--have entrusted to us, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about our budget and spending. If you are able to give and want to do so online, you can start on this page. Thank you!
The friendlessness and self-isolation of others around us has made it so that many don’t have … or even desire … close connections with other believers. But look with us in 1 Thessalonians 2:17--3:13 at the deep love Paul has for the Christians he writes to! We want to share in that same compassion! Let’s move like Paul towards a deep and godly warmth for one another in our walks with Jesus.
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When we welcome God's Word in our lives and start telling others about Jesus, we regularly find that the people we used to be close to … aren't okay with that. In fact, they oppose us, hinder us, even make us suffer for showing the way to be saved! But that's not necessarily wrong: you're in the company of all God's people everywhere when that happens to you. Join us in 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 as we follow in the footsteps of this godly church, of Paul, and of Jesus together.
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A big thanks to everyone whose giving supports our ongoing gospel ministry near and far through CEFC! If you'd like to give online, you can do so on this page.
Few people pay much mind to strangers who yell to tell them how to live. But think about the mother- and father-figures in your life whose love for the Lord and for us were undeniable: it's hard to turn them down when they urge us to walk worthy of God! Walk with us through 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 this morning as we remember godly voices calling us to come and follow Jesus Christ.
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God provides our daily bread as He leads people like you to give to the ministries, near and far, live and online, of Carney Free Church. Thanks to all who have given and who continue to give! As God leads you, you can give online on this page.
As we begin the new year, do you remember what it was like to begin your walk of faith in Jesus? Paul and his coworkers rejoiced to remember how the believers in Thessalonica received and responded to God's news. As we read, we ought to revive our first love for Jesus, too! Join us as we begin reading 1 Thessalonians together this Sunday to start off the new year!
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Also, we thank God for how He provided for our church's needs in 2022 -- and we thank you for being part of how He sustained our ministry here. Would you consider giving to Carney Free as our new year begins? You can give online on this page. Thank you!