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Missing Each Other Without Missing the Mark

Todd WagnerMar 29, 2020

Messages In This Series (6)
Missing Each Other Without Missing the Mark
Todd WagnerMar 29, 2020
Getting The Most Out of Time In God's Word
Todd Wagner, David LeventhalMar 22, 2020
Bible First, Bible Most
Todd WagnerMar 22, 2020
Get Used to Different
Todd WagnerMar 8, 2020
Leaders That Create Churches Others Are Thankful For
Todd WagnerMar 1, 2020
A Letter of Thanks to a Church to Be Thankful For
Todd WagnerFeb 23, 2020

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • Pray for one another! Use the following prayers and verses as a guide:
  • May we be together soon;
  • May you increase in your love and care for one another…and for those not yet in the faith;
  • May you continually follow the example of your leaders;
  • May you increase in your holiness and Christlikeness before God and a watching world; and
  • May your eternity be full of joy as a result.

  • Improve your prayer life by learning from the way Paul Prayed for others. Here is every prayer Paul offered in the early church:

  • Romans 1:8–10; 10:1; 15:5–6, 13, 30–33; 1 Corinthians 1:4–9; 16:23; 2 Corinthians 1:3–7; 2:14–16; 9:12–15; 13:7–9; Galatians 6:18; Ephesians 1:3–5, 15–23; 3:14–21; 6:19–20; Philippians 1:3–6, 9–11; 4:23; Colossians 1:3–14; 1 Thessalonians 1:2–3; 3:9–13; 5:23–24, 28; 2 Thessalonians 1:3–5; 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12; 2:16–17; 3:2–5, 16; 1 Timothy 1:12; 2:1–3; 2 Timothy 1:3–7, 16–18; 4:22; Titus 3:15; Philemon 4–7, 25


As we continue studying the book of 1 Thessalonians, Todd Wagner teaches through chapter 3, teaching us the importance of loving and encouraging one another in the Truth and the significance of our faith regardless of the circumstances life throws our way.

Key Takeaways

  • As a Christian, when you get together with people you should be someone who strengthens and encourages others.
  • The mark of a good shepherd is love for the sheep.
  • The primary way people will know God loves them is through God’s people loving them.
  • Great leaders prepare their people with Truth, they don’t seduce them with lies.
  • One of the primary ways the enemy attacks God’s people is by convincing them God does not care for them.
  • One of the primary ways we show our faith in and love for God is to trust Him in the face of the enemies' attacks.
  • God doesn’t promise to keep us from storms but to take us through storms.
  • Woe to the man who waits till there is trouble to trouble themselves with God.
  • Know Him before you need Him or you will struggle with what you know
  • You want to have an “even if” faith (Proverbs 24:10; Dan 3:17), not an “if then” faith.
  • Nothing encourages a distant Godly friend as much as hearing of your nearness to God.
  • Until we are home we will always have room to grow more faithful…this is why God has given you pastors, elders, teachers, and older brothers & sisters in the faith.

Memorable Quotes

  • “Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.” – Frederick W. Faber
  • “What else can we wish for ourselves, if not even one hair can fall from our head without his will” – John Calvin

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