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1 Thessalonians 2:1-12

“Approved by God”

  1. A Quick Review of 1 Thessalonians.(Date of letter:Late AD 50/early AD 51)

This was a model church!

  • Truly a church with genuine conversions
  • Work of faith, labor of love, patience of hope
  • Loved and elect by God
  • Imitators of apostles and of Jesus
  • Examples to others in the region
  • Evangelistic—gospel echoed out from the assembly
  • Living transformed lives as they waited for Jesus’ return
  1. What does a life or a church look like that is approved by God?

We must be concerned about right motives and right methods.

  1. Allegiance to the Savior  (2: 1-2)
  1. Commitment to the Truth   (2: 3)
  1. Entrusted with the Gospel  (2:4)
  1. Pleasing God and not man (2:4b-6)
  1. Gentle, nurturing care like a nursing mother (2: 7-9)
  1. Courageous, loving authority like a father (2: 10-12)