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1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

“The Line That Divides”

This letter is full of reminders and encouragement to stand fast and keep progressing in the faith!  It is not primarily a problem-solving letter seeking to change belief or behavior.

  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

The Thessalonian’s Response to the Word of God (2:13-14)

The primary role of a pastor is to teach his people to submit to Scripture.

  Their Opponents Response to the Word of God (2: 15-16)