Author Archives: Tim Chesterton

About Tim Chesterton

Family man, pastor, storyteller, musician, songwriter. E-mail me at timchesterton at outlook dot com

Conversion and Growth (a sermon for October 19th on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)

Today we start a series of New Testament readings from Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, which was written to a group of people who had only been Christians for a very short time – perhaps only months. Paul and … Continue reading

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 31

Link back to Chapter 30 This is the first draft of a work of fiction; it will probably be revised in the not-too-distant future. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that it … Continue reading

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Preliminary thoughts on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

This is not a sermon; this is my preliminary thoughts on the passage I hope to preach on this coming Sunday. I post them here in case they are helpful to others too. The founding of the Thessalonian church is … Continue reading

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On Avoiding the Dangers of Prosperity (a Thanksgiving sermon on Deuteronomy 8:7-18)

I don’t very often announce titles for my sermons, but today I want to do so. My title for today is ‘On avoiding the dangers of prosperity’. It might come as a big surprise to you that prosperity can be … Continue reading

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 30

Link back to Chapter 29 This is a work of fiction; I haven’t yet finished it, and it will probably get revised after it’s finished. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that … Continue reading

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How God Reveals Himself to Us (a sermon on Psalm 19)

Imagine a great sculptor who has been working for a year on a sculpture; it was commissioned by city hall, and it will be located in front of the building for the public to enjoy. The day finally arrives; the … Continue reading

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 29

Link back to Chapter 28 This is a work of fiction; I haven’t yet finished it, and it will probably get revised after it’s finished. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that … Continue reading

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