Category: 1 Thessalonians

Sermon: God Will Surely Do It 1 Thessalonians 5:22-28

God Will Surely Do It 1 Thessalonians 5:22-28 Truth Taught- God Himself will sanctify all His people. He will surely do it! Introduction In this final section, often called a benediction of peace, we see the Apostle highlighting three of his main themes throughout…

Sermon: Paul’s Short Commands for the Christian Life (Part 2) 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

Paul’s Short Commands for the Christian Life (Part 2) 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 Truth Taught- God gives us eight imperatives to strengthen our walk with Him through Jesus Christ.   Introduction In this short section, just six verses, we have God giving us eight imperative…

Sermon: Paul’s Short Commands for the Christian Life (Part 1) 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15

Paul’s Short Commands for the Christian Life (Part 1) 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 Truth Taught- As Paul closes his epistle he gives us short commands for life in the local Church Introduction If a Church is to glorify God and be a light in a…

Sermon: Concerning the Second Coming 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Concerning the Second Coming 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Truth Taught- Jesus is returning suddenly and unexpectedly so we must always be ready for that day. Introduction Last time we looked at the Second Coming of our Lord in the context of what happens to those…

Sermon: Concerning The Dead In Christ 1 Thess. 4:13-18

Concerning The Dead In Christ 1 Thess. 4:13-18 Truth Taught- All Christians, including those who have already died, will meet Jesus at His Second Coming with great joy and excitement.   Introduction Throughout the centuries there has just about always been a person making…

Sermon: Living to Please God- 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Living to Please God 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Truth Taught- God’s will for all Christians is that we become more and more like Jesus Christ in our lives

sermon: Praying That God Would Exercise His Sovereignty 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Praying That God Would Exercise His Sovereignty 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 Truth Taught- Paul prays that God would grant His people what He has promised.  Introduction Paul closes the first half of this epistle with a benediction. A benediction is a prayer of praise and…

Sermon: The Good News: True Faith Endures 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

The Good News: True Faith Endures 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 Truth Taught- Paul is greatly encouraged as he hears Timothy’s report that the Thessalonians’ faith is enduring through persecution.   Introduction The entire purpose of I Thessalonians is to encourage the new Christians to persevere…

Sermon: Genuine Faith Cares for Other Believers 1 Thessalonians 2:17–3:5

Genuine Faith Cares for Other Believers 1 Thessalonians 2:17–3:5 Truth Taught- Faith is shown to be genuine when we love and care for other believers. 1 Thessalonians 2:17–3:5 (ESV) 17 But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person…

Sermon: The Astonishing Work of the Word of God 1 Thessalonians 2.13.16

The Astonishing Work of the Word of God 1 Thessalonians 2.13.16 Truth Taught- The Gospel message, found in the Scriptures, comes to us from God through human spokesmen.   Introduction A few weeks ago we looked at what Paul thanked God for concerning the…