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The Book of 1 Thessalonians - Week 03 (5G)

The Book of 1 Thessalonians  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  29:14
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The Book of 1 Thessalonians WK 03: 5G 17 But, brothers, when we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. 18 For we wanted to come to you-certainly I, Paul, did, again and again-but Satan stopped us. 19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy. 1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God's fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them. 4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know. 5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless. 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 (NIV) For Continued, Good Communication: 1. Be willing to CHANGE. (vs 3:1-3a) 2. Don't ignore UPDATE warnings. (vs 3:3b-4) 3. Run continual DIAGNOSTICS. (vs 3:5) This week: Diagnose your HABITS and transmit back to the HUB.
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