T R U T H, C H U R C H & L I F E!
1 Thessalonians 5:12 - 28
Truth, Church & Life...
1. True Gospel Leadership (12-13)
Two extremes: "Clericalism" vs "Anti-Clericalism"...
Those who work hard among you...
Those who care for you in the Lord...
Those who admonish you...
->respect them and love them b/c of their work!
-> So that you live in peace with each other!
2. True Gospel Fellowship (14-15)
Two extremes: Fellowship is nothing vs Fellowship is everything...
True fellowship focuses on the needs of OTHERS!
Warn the idle!
Encourage the timid!
Help the weak!
-> We ask you!
-> We urge you!
3. True Gospel Experience (16-22)
Two extremes: Rituals and Routines vs Particular and Peculiar
Be joyful always!
Give thanks in all circumstances!
-> Paul's gospel conclusion