Category: 1 Thessalonians

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…

Sermon: Paul’s Defense and Our Calling 1 Thess. 2:1-12

Paul’s Defense and Our Calling 1 Thess. 2:1-12 Truth Taught- Paul makes his case against his opponents and in the process we learn how the Gospel should be freely given. Introduction In this beginning section of Chapter two we see Paul’s defense of his…

Sermon: The Assurance and Encouragement of Divine Election 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

The Assurance and Encouragement of Divine Election 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 Truth Taught- God has set His love upon and chosen, from out of the world, a people for His own possession. Introduction Last time we looked briefly at the events surrounding Paul and his…