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Authentic Christianity

An Exposition of I Thessalonians by Michael Gowens
32 Messages Delivered in 1996 at Lexington Primitive Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky


Individual Volumes $25.00
Entire Series of 32 Messages in 3 Volumes $75.00

  Volume 1 - Part 1 An Authentic Church (1:1-10)

Paul’s Thankfulness for the Thessalonians - 1:4
People of the Living God - 1:1-3
Assured of Your Election - 1:4-5
Authentic Christianity - 1:5-6
Portrait of a Model Church - 1:6-10
The Church’s Great Expectation - 1:10

Volume 1 - Part 2 An Authentic Ministry (2:1-3:10)

Integrity in Ministry - 2:1-6
Nurturing the Church - 2:7-12
Receiving the Word - 2:13
The Afflictions of the Gospel - 2:14-18
A Pastor’s Heart - 3:1-4
True Pastoral Care - 3:5-10

Volume 2 Authentic Spiritual Growth (3:11-5:11)

Authentic Spiritual Growth - 3:10-13
Authentic Spiritual Growth (Part 2) - 3:10-13
A Growing Faith - 3:10
Abounding in Love - 3:12 (4:9-10)
More and More Holy - 4:1-3a
The Process of Change - 4:1-3a
Walking in Holiness - 4:3-8
The Testimony of a Quiet Life - 4:11-12
Growing in Hope - 4:13-18
The Ministry of Hope - 5:1-11

Volume 3 A Church’s Checklist (5:12-5:27)

Mutual Ministry (5:14)
How to Handle Mistreatment (5:15)
Rejoicing at All Times (5:16)
Incessant Prayer (5:17)
Invariably Thankful (5:18)
Quench Not the Spirit (5:19)
Our Attitude Toward God’s Word (5:20)
The Believer and the World (5:21-22)
The Believer and the World (Part 2) - (5:21-22)
The Case for Christian Optimism (5:23-27)