Sermons on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7

Lent 2 – Possessed by God

O woman, great is your faith: be it done for you as you desire! Two weeks ago St Paul reminded us that we can have all the right thinking on matters of the Church’s teaching, but if we don’t have love it is worth nothing.  I spoke about how our hearts are changed not primarily by having right thinking but by acting on that thinking.  That is why in the Epistle this morning (1 Thessalonians. 4:1-8), St…

Lent 2 – Spring weeding

This is the will of God, even your sanctification. So, how are your gardens growing? The snow drops and crocuses are blooming everywhere.  Are you seeing some new shoots springing up in your souls as the fruit of your Lenten fasting? This morning we are continuing with our Spring gardening, our Lenten project of attending to the garden that is our soul. Last week I spoke about the giving up of some good, of something…