Standing Firm in Faith

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13
Paul is more interested in the faith of the Thessalonians than anything else. Why so important? Why do we need to stand firm in the faith? What will stop us standing firm in the faith? And how do we stand firm in the faith?
Preacher: Geoff Cook.

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    Nehemiah 3:1-32 It’s not just rebuilding a wall. It’s dozens and dozens of people doing their little bit of the wall as well as they know how, to the glory of God. That’s how the purposes of God come about. Preached by Geoff Cook on 22 October 2023.

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    Nehemiah 1:1-2:20 Nehemiah, going about his ordinary life and work, was chosen by God to get started on a good work. He didn’t do it alone, but it didn’t happen until he was willing to get started. Allow God to restore his vision in your heart. Preached by Geoff Cook on 15 October 2023.

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