Truth, Church & Life!
1 Thess. 1:1 -10 & Acts 17:1 - 9
1 Thess. 1:1-10 (and Acts 17:1-9)
Truth, church and life… in a post-modern world…
Background to 1 Thessalonians:
●To the church of the Thessalonians…
●A group persuaded by the gospel…
●A group that faced persecutions and trials…
●...in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
1. A True Gospel Church has faith, love and hope in the
Lord Jesus Christ (2-3)
Paul thanked God for their:
●Work of faith
●Labour of love
●Endurance of hope
2. A True Gospel Church is chosen by God (4-8)
What were the signs of them being chosen by God?
●The gospel message came to them with the power of the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction
●The gospel message was received by them with joy amidst persecution
●The gospel message rang out from them
-> They turnedto the true and living God!
-> To servicethe true and living God!
-> To waitfor his Son Jesus Christ!