Messages from the Letters of Paul: Thessalonians Series (2017)
Messages from Paul's letters first and second letters to the Thessalonian congregation.Messages from 2017.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-18
Dealing with Disruptive Disciples: What do you do when people who genuinely love the Lord cause trouble in your congregation? That is the issue Paul confronts in Thessalonica. His response helps us understand the importance of responding firmly, yet lovingly in such situations.
2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5
Standing Firm in Your Calling: In the first part of chapter two, Paul spoke of those who refused to love the truth. In these verses, he reminds the Thessalonians that they are not like that, and shares with them, and us, how to walk steadfastly in the calling we have been given.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Keeping Your Head Through Stressful Reports: In this life, we will have troubles, however, they do not need to overcome us. When Paul shares this message with the Thessalonians, we learn much about his view of the end times, and how we can stay stress free in our day and age.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Paying the Price of the Kingdom: As Paul begins this second letter to the Thessalonians, he reminds us that it is a sign of God's life in us when we are able to overcome trouble and press through persecution. These are the price of Kingdom power and life.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
Becoming a Joyous Christian Community: While closing his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul gives us insight about indelible Christian character traits that can only lead to joy. His prescription also paints a powerful picture of Christian growth in community.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
Understanding What's Ahead: What can Christian's expect when Christ comes again? The apostle Paul outlines what we can expect when Christ returns, and reminds us that Christians are not supposed to be surprised at the timing of his coming.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
Fine-Tuning for a Christian Congregation: Although the apostle Paul loves what God is doing with the Thessalonian congregation, he also has to deal with issues of sexual ethic and industriousness. His thoughts on these matters, and his tactful way of approaching the topics, can instruct us on how to fine tune our own lives, and the lives of those to whom we minister.
1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
Standing Through Tribulation: The apostle Paul expresses his joy that the Thessalonians not only survived persecution, but did not fall away because of it. As he does, he warns them about drawing wrong conclusions about persecution, and helps us avoid Satan's trap in this area.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-20
Building a Crown of Glory: The apostle Paul explains his heart to the Thessalonians, and reminds them how they will be his crown glory when Jesus appears. This message reminds us that the people we impact here are our crown of glory also, and should be a primary focus in our life of serving Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Remembering Those Who Serve: Accusation will always come against those whom God has called to service. When this happened to the apostle Paul, he responded by calling on the Thessalonians to remember how he worked among them. This is a winning strategy to stop this weapon against those who are called to lead in God's Kingdom.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Celebrating Genuine Faith: Paul opens his letter to the Thessalonians by celebrating their faith. As we see his celebration, we learn how our faith should impact the culture in which we live.
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