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.
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.
Share the Good News like Family
Live Out of Your Elect-Identity
1 Thessalonians 1:4-10
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.