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What Matters in the End



When you study the history of the early church, it is impossible to ignore the way they radically shifted the culture around them. As we continue through 1 Thessalonians, Ben Stuart shows us how this community changed the world by setting their priorities on the things that matter most.

Key Takeaway

At the end of your life, you want to be able to say that you leveraged your life for the greatest of all causes, joined a community that had convictions, and chased a cause that left a wake of blessing in our stead.

Characteristics of a Culture-Changing Community:

  1. Being wholehearted in your devotion to your community.
  2. Loving people where they are, yet calling them to more.
  3. Having a compelling vision.


"With compassion and conviction, we can chase a cause that can change us, and change neighborhoods, and change a city, and change the world."

Ben Stuart

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Scripture References

  • Acts 17:6
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13
Ben Stuart Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church D.C. Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries on the campus of Texas A&M. He also earned a master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime.