Breaking Through the Lie of Christian Individualism
The Thessalonian church was located in a proud Roman city. It was being persecuted. It missed Paul. The theme of the letter is the second coming of Christ. They were concerned about, and didn’t completely understand, that event. They were also vulnerable to persecution. But the area of concern that likely prompted this passage is that some Christians were lazy. They weren’t working and they were living off of wealthier members. Paul knew that each of them needed to carry their own weight. He knew that they needed each other.
Breakthrough - Faith Beyond Sunday
Ridgewood Church will be breaking through in order to find new life outside of “just” attending church on Sunday. We desire that each person at Ridgewood finds new life wherever he/she lives out normal life experiences.
Key Passage: Psalm 107:13-16
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.