Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians is uniquely encouraging among all of the Apostle Paul’s letters in the New Testament. Paul writes to a beloved church that is suffering under trials and temptations in order to encourage their endurance. Along with encouragement, 1 Thessalonians mentions the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in every chapter. The message is clear: endurance in the present is empowered by hope in Jesus’ future return. May God encourage us through this beautiful letter.

Manayunk Sermons

Our big idea this morning: embrace the gospel by accepting the family message as God's word, endure opposition to the family message, and live for the crown of the family message.


1 Thessalonians 2

Be encouraged and encourage one another. In order to unpack this central theme of encouragement we are going to look at: 1. The way of encouragement, 2. The reason for encouragement, 3. The root of encouragement.


1 Thessalonians
Pillar NT Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)
New American Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)
ESV Study Bible

Center City Sermons