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! *INTRODUCTION*
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*1.
**Last week we began our study in the letter of 1 Thessalonians*
a.
It was during Paul’s second missionary journey
                                                              i.
Along with Silas, Timothy and Luke
                                                            ii.
That a church was established in Thessalonica
b.
After a brief ministry in Thessalonica, capital of Macedonia, Paul* *travels south to Corinth leaving Timothy behind
c.
During this period of 51 – 52 AD that Paul writes this letter
 
*2.
**Eventually Timothy traveled to **Corinth to see Paul*
a.       Reporting to Paul on the progress of the young church in Thessalonica
 
*3.
**In response to this report, Paul wrote this letter*
a.       Paul begins by encouraging them to grow in Christ
 
*4.
**Sadly there were many folk in this young **church who were getting **discouraged*
a.       Since we all get discouraged from time to time
                                                              i.
God gave us a command
 
*1 Thes.
5:11* Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
*5.
**Three times in the book of 1 Thess.
we are **commanded to be **comforters or **encouragers – 4:18, 5:11, 14*
a.       How do we encourage people?
*FIRST: WE MUST BE AROUND GOD’S PEOPLE*
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*1.      **Paul writes to the **church of the Thessalonians*
a.
To be encouragers, we must be actively involved in a local assembly
 
*SECOND: WE MUST CORRESPOND REGULARLY*
 
*1.
**Few things **encourage us like knowing someone is **praying for us  *
a.       Written words of appreciation and encouragement last longer than spoken words
 
*THIRD: WE MUST COMPLIMENT*
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*1.      **Paul lists three specifics for which he is thankful*
a.       FIRST: Paul is thankful for their work of faith
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Those good works produced by their faith
b.      SECOND: Paul is thankful for their labor of love
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Their work was a product of their love
c.       THIRD: Paul is thankful for their patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ
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*/Patience/* = speaks of the fortitude of a strong hearted soldier
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It is that ability to stand firm in the face of opposition,
 
*2.
**So many of the Thessalonian believers were the most **encouraging believ­ers mentioned in the New Testament.
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a.       Their faith in God /is spread abroad /(1:8).
b.      Everywhere Paul went he met believers who had been encouraged by the believers at Thessalonica.
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A big part of God’s purpose for our lives is to be like the Thessalonians and encourage other believers.
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**The Thessalonians had **three things that identified them as **encour­agers.
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!!! FIRST, WE MUST LOVE THE WORD OF GOD 
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*1 Thes.
1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
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**The Thessalonians had a great **love for the **Word of God.
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*1 Thes.
2:13* For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received /it/ not /as/ the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
*2.
**The Gospel is **not just words;*
a.
It is accompanied with /power.
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/Power / = force
b.
The Word of God has awesome spiritual power,
 
*Hebrews 4:12* For the word of God /is/ quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and /is/ a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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**Sometimes we need encouragement when no one is **around to encourage us.
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At these times, we can turn to the powerful Word of God.
b.      Psalm 119 is a devotional on the Word of God.
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With 176 verses, it is the longest chapter in the Bible,
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Every verse directly or indirectly refers to Word of God, the Bible.
*Psalm 119:28* My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
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As we read God’s Word we come to love it more and more.
d.      God doesn’t give us power through His Word just for our own benefit.
i.
Paul tells us why God encourages us through His Word
 
*2 Cor.
1:3-4* Blessed /be/ God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 
*4.
**We are told*
 
*Eccles.
11:1* Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
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Bread, in Paul’s day, was like our pancakes, was light enough to float.
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When cast into the sea, the waves would wash it back.
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This means because we have encouraged other people, when the time comes that we need encouragement, we will find it again.
d.      Sadly so folk complain that nobody was there for me in my times in the valley
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Must ask – where you ever there for someone else in their time of trouble?
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You got to show you care before people will show they care
 
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**The **Bible is filled with **encouraging and **comforting words.
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*Romans 15:4* For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
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The devil doesn’t want us to be encouraged; he would rather put negative thoughts into ones mind
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Negative thoughts about ones church
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