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The Proclamation of the Gospel will produce results ()
Explanation: Paul begins this section of his letter by addressing his conduct among them.
As usual, Paul has been accused by the unbelieving Jews of false teaching, disrupting the peace, etc.
In these first 12 verses he reviews his conduct towards the Thessalonians and reminds them of how he is really looking out for them.
One of his first points is made by reminding them of what happened when he first came.
He proclaimed the Gospel to them and it changed many of their lives.
Argument: The power is in the Word of God.
In the proclamation of the Gospel, the Holy Spirit illuminates non-believers to the Truth being presented.
He is the One who convicts the non-believer of his or her sin and the need to repent.
God has guaranteed His Word to be effective ().
Argument: The power is in the Word of God.
In the proclamation of the Gospel, the Holy Spirit illuminates non-believers to the Truth being presented.
He is the One who convicts the non-believer of his or her sin and the need to repent.
God has guaranteed His Word to be effective ().
Application: As believers, we are to proclaim the Good News.
As we confront lost sinners with the Truth-claims of Jesus, the Spirit of God will handle the results.
We do, however, need to trust the Word, not our thoughts, feelings, or conjectures.
Most importantly, we have to actually go and share!
The Proclamation of the Gospel requires boldness ()
Explanation: Proclaiming the Gospel never has been, and never will be an easy task.
Paul reminds his listeners of what happened to him when he first came to Thessalonica.
Paul and his ministry team had been put in prison at Philippi , after being beat and mistreated ().
The company traveled to Thessalonica (), and began preaching the Gospel.
Many believed, but the unbelievers caused a riot and Paul & Company were kicked out of that city as well ().
Illustration: FAITH team at Stony Point.
Woman’s reaction to Don Ellis, “are you calling me a sinner?”
Argument: The Truth often hurts, but Jesus declared the Truth is that which sets us free (, ).
We live in a society that is saturated with the lie of the “new tolerance” which prohibits any expression of absolute truth.
To go against the prevailing sentiment of the day requires a Holy Ghost boldness.
Application: We can live apart from the world system, even while we live in it.
We can also proclaim the absolute Truth of Jesus as the Only Way.
To do so, we must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Proclamation of the Gospel is an entrusted responsibility ()
Explanation: Paul reminds the believers the propositional truth he presented them was not manipulative or deceitful in any way.
Rather, the Gospel message is free from deceit and error, and is pure in its unparalleled presentation of the Truth.
Paul further explained that he was not the author of that message, and that he was just the messenger.
He was one who had been approved by God to be entrusted with something very special
Illustrate: Keepers of a sacred trust.
Sentinels who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Service is limited to volunteers who meet stringent requirements.
They consider it a high honor to guard in inclement weather
Argument: The church of Jesus is failing in its mission.
We have been mandated by Jesus Himself to go into all the nation and make disciples ().
We are the called out ones who have been made royal ambassadors to a lost and dying world ().
The Church is the only group tasked with this mission.
If we do not do it, it will not get done!
Application: Claim your birthright as a child of the King.
Accept the sacred trust, and be intentional in the discharge of your duties
The Proclamation of the Gospel requires humility & self-denial ()
Explanation: Paul also relates his character and attitude towards the Thessalonians.
Although he was an Apostle of Christ and had authority by his commissioning by Jesus, Paul did not come to these folks with a heavy hand.
He made no demands, asked for no special privileges, and actually worked to support himself so as not to be a burden.
He reminded them of his gentleness towards them, and how he loved them as a parent loves a child.
Argument: In order for us to be effective in the Gospel, the lost around us need to sense our compassion and love for them.
We must not give the appearance of accomplishing a task at the expense of a person.
Argument: In order for us to be effective in the Gospel, the lost around us need to sense our compassion and love for them.
We must not give the appearance of accomplishing a task at the expense of a person.
Application: Ask yourself this question.
“what is so important about my agenda that I will allow it to get in the way of the Gospel?”
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