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09.00 & 18.30

A GOSPEL CHURCH OPPOSED!

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

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Series:

1 Thessalonians

Service:

Sunday Morning

A GOSPEL CHURCH OPPOSED!A GOSPEL CHURCH OPPOSED!
00:00 / 42:38

A GOSPEL CHURCH OPPOSED!

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16


As God’s Church we are part of & separate from our society…

How should we deal with this tension?


1.  The True Church of God Receives His Word and Accepts it (2:13)

 3 aspects to what the Thessalonians experienced:

●You received the Word of GOD, which you heard from us!

●You accepted it not as the word of men but as it actually is, the word of God!

●This message changed them!

-> Here is the 1st experience that marked this group of believers in Thessalonica OUT from the rest of the community! This is what made them different!


2.  The True Church of God Receives Opposition
 and Accepts it (2:14-16)

This is what we must expect as God’s people:

●From the beginning this experience was the norm for God’s people!

●But God’s people hold out God’s word despite opposition, for how else will they be saved?

●Don’t fear those who persecuted you! Rather pity them!!!!


Conclusion

-> The blood of the martyrs became the seed of the church!

-> Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Matt.10:28)

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