Leading and Following
1 Thessalonians 5:12-21
Final Instructions and Benediction
12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle,[a] encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good.
“The very first thing which needs to be said about Christian ministers of all kinds is that they are “under” people as their servants rather than “over” them (as their leaders, let alone their lords). Jesus made this absolutely plain. The chief characteristic of Christian leaders, he insisted, is humility not authority, and gentleness not power.
- What three things is Paul teaching the Thessalonians about leadership?
- What is Paul teaching the Thessalonians about following? What was Paul personal experience with the Thessalonians as far as their willingness to follow?
- What other leaders can you think of in the Old and New Testament that experienced challenges with those who followed? Why is it so hard to follow leaders and how do we take to heart the Scripture passage from today?
Scriptures to Consider
- Isaiah 41:10
- Hebrews 13:7
- Galatians 6:9
Monday, January 27
9:30 am Women's Prayer
9:30 am Men's Prayer
7:00 pm Monday Night Men
Tuesday, January 28
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
Wednesday, January 29
9:45 am Keenagers Bible Study
4:30 pm & 6:00 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Old Testament Study
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
Thursday, January 30
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
Friday, January 31
7:30 pm Youth Dodgeball (grades 7-12)
Saturday, February 1
Sunday, February 2
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services
5:00 pm Corporate Prayer
6:00 pm ALPHA
CORPORATE PRAYER time will now be held on Sunday Evenings starting at 5:00 pm in Portable 2. Please contact Ken Nixon for more information.
ALPHA is here! Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Come explore together. Sundays from 6:00-8:00 pm Space is limited. Sign up today by contacting Pastor Steve. Please indicate the number of guests upon sign up.
EVENING EDITION – starts January 30 at 7:00 pm. This is an 8 session study by Jo Saxton on the book of Philippians. Women of all ages are welcome. Cost is $10, register online.
Men’s Floor Hockey is Thursday nights at 7:00 pm. All guys are welcome, bring your own stick.
AWANA Bake Sale Join us on Wednesday, February 12 for our sale beginning at 5:00 pm. If you are able to donate some baking please talk to Lindsey Rion.
AWANA Grand Prix is coming. Cars will go on sale at AWANA on Wednesday, January 29 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. $8 per car. Race Day is March 14.
Understanding the Old Testament Wednesday nights started January 22 at 6:40 pm. Join us in understanding more about His story through the Old Testament. Join us if you are able.
LOVING TANGIBLY Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm in the Oasis Room as we prepare to give small gifts of care to our community. We will be making special gifts to take and give to people in our surrounding community...just because!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Show up at 6:30, (individuals, couples or families).
- Bring along a $5 coffee gift card (or 2 or 3). We will have supplies here to create a valentine to hold the gift card.
- Once you are done, you will take the gifts you’ve prepared and hand them out on Valentines Day in the community
SOUL CARE CONFERENCE We are often limited by our past wounds, our current behaviours, and our faulty thinking. The Soul Care Equipping conference teaches biblical principles for the healing of the soul and how to overcome broken and sinful areas of life as well as equips participants with tools to help others find hope and healing in Jesus.
Join Dr. Rob Reimer, creator of Soul Care for this life changing conference!
- Early Bird Registration - $89 ( January 1 - 31)
- Registration -$99 (Begins February 1, 2020)
- Student Registration-$49 (Must be enrolled full-time)
Cost includes lunch each day, snacks, coffee and tea To register click here.
- Tentative Schedule
-Thursday March 5, 9:00 am-8:00 pm (4-6PM break for dinner on your own)
-Friday March 6, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
-Saturday March 7, 9:00am- 8:00pm (4-6PM break for dinner on your own)
-Location: St. Albert Alliance Church (200 Villeneuve Rd. St. Albert, AB)
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Staff at Camp Nakamun, Kyle & Maggie Ibsen, Rae-Anna & Gordon Schutz.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Andrew Bugiera. Andrew is our Pastor of Worship, & Prayer. He is married to Amy and they have 3 children.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Candice Terney. Candice is married to Mike and they have 5 children.
Our Elders Team Member: Tim Wiebe. Tim is married to Julie. They have 3 children.
Our Students: Isabelle Wiebe @ YWAM Australia.
CONGRATULATIONS to Travis & Tamara in their decision to dedicate their daughter Harper Elaine to the Lord this morning.