Background of 1&2 Thess. – The 2nd missionary journey of Paul (Acts 16:6-40; 17:1-15)
Paul’s commission to the Gentiles – Acts 9:15; Eph. 3:1-12 Paul has a great burden for Israel (Jew) – Rom. 9:1-3
Paul’s Method of Evangelization:
REASON – to discourse using questions & answers.
OPENING – simply means, “Explaining”.
ALLEGING – to lay beside (Paul would lay beside Scripture to Scripture in an orderly manner.) 4.
PREACH – to proclaim (Paul not just teach but he preach Christ.)
Paul’s Approach in Evangelism:
He used the Word of God.
He declared the Son of God.
He started where the people where.
He then led them to truth of the Gospel.
1 Thessalonians Chapter 1
3 Important Lessons 2 Thess. 2:9
God uses people to evangelize. *Silas, Luke, Timothy
What kind of people? Dedicated people
The Gospel stills the power of God unto Salvation.
Satan stills oppose the Gospel & persecute God’s people.
The Burden. Why did Pau write this letter?
He wanted to assure them his love & concern.
He wanted them to ground them in the Doctrine of the Christian’s faith particularly in Christ’s return. 3.
He wanted to correct some weaknesses in the church.
Some people are not respecting & honoring their spiritual leader •
Other people were refusing to work
Some confusion in the public worship service
The message of 1&2 Thessalonians: The return of Jesus Christ & how this vital doctrine can affect our lives and churches & makes us more spiritual.
1 Thess. 1:10 – Salvation & Assurance
2:9-20 – Soulwinning & Service
3:11-13 – Stability in Christian Living
4:13-18 – Strength in Sorrow
5:23-24 – Sanctification of Life
V10 wait – waiting expectingly with confidence
When JESUS returns:
– Hope of righteousness
– a new body
– He’ll take us home
– He’ll reward us, for the service which...
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