Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples

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Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

A reminder to consider others Please: § Turn off your cell phone or set

A reminder to consider others Please: § Turn off your cell phone or set to vibrate only § Turn off sound to all electronic devices § Use the nursery or cry room if your child is fussy § Get up during the preaching only if absolutely necessary (please sit in back if you must leave early)

Extending Ministry 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -13 • Reasons to have others do something

Extending Ministry 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -13 • Reasons to have others do something you would like to do yourself ØYou don’t know how to do it ØYou don’t have time to do it ØSomething blocks you from

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Sequence of

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Sequence of events - Acts 17 • The “we” • No longer “bearing” it (stevgw / stegō)

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Paul’s Commendation

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Paul’s Commendation of Timothy ØMinister / Servant / Deacon ØCo-worker ØBrother • Timothy’s Youth • Given great responsibility on a

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Strengthen /

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Strengthen / establish and encourage / exhort • Timothy ØNot the focal point of Jewish hatred ØHe was well taught by Paul ØHe understood persecution

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Persecution of

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 • Persecution of believers ØThey had been warned ØThey were taught – it is part of the Christian life ØJohn 15: 18 -19; 16: 33 Ø 2 Timothy 3: 12 ØMatthew 5: 11 -12

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 God’s purposes: •

Paul Sends Timothy to the Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 3: 1 -5 God’s purposes: • Sharing in the sufferings of Christ • The Effects of Trials • Keeping an Eternal Perspective • Fear about the tempter, &

Timothy’s Report 1 Thess. 3: 6 -10 • Cause of Comfort • Cause of

Timothy’s Report 1 Thess. 3: 6 -10 • Cause of Comfort • Cause of Thankfulness and Joy • Lack refers to what they had not been able to teach them

Paul’s Benediction for the Thessalonians 1 Thess. 3: 11 -13 • Benedictions & Prayers

Paul’s Benediction for the Thessalonians 1 Thess. 3: 11 -13 • Benedictions & Prayers ØPrayer: God is being addressed Ø Benediction: People are being addressed • Identification ØThe God and Father of us

Paul’s Benediction for the Thessalonians 1 Thess. 3: 11 -13 • First blessing wish:

Paul’s Benediction for the Thessalonians 1 Thess. 3: 11 -13 • First blessing wish: God to direct them • Second blessing wish: God to cause them to increase and abound in love ØTrue disciples will be marked by love • Established Hearts in being

Paul’s Benediction for the Thessalonians 1 Thess. 3: 11 -13 • The Incentive of

Paul’s Benediction for the Thessalonians 1 Thess. 3: 11 -13 • The Incentive of Jesus’ Return Ø 1 John 3: 2 -3 Ø 2 Peter 3: 12

Conclusions • Timothy’s Example • Thessalonians’ Example • Elements for Prayer

Conclusions • Timothy’s Example • Thessalonians’ Example • Elements for Prayer

Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ