Lectionary: 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Description: The Thessalonians misunderstood the nature and timing of Jesus’ return. Paul wrote to them using backhanded compliments to encourage them to understand and to continue working for the Lord rather than sitting around waiting. Scott encourages us to examine our faith. We often fervently get things wrong, although we think we’re doing right. No one can be corrected unless they’re willing to say “I might be wrong.” It’s not doubt in God, but doubt in ourselves and our understanding of God’s will.