Are you facing the biggest challenge of your life? Is someone you know hurting, grieving, facing many trials?
Don’t know what to say or do?
Let the Authority – the Word do the talking! (1 Thessalonians – Chapters 2&3)
Speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts. (2:4)
God is our Witness – We were not looking for praise from men (2:5)
Deal with each as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (2:11 – 2:12)
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when He comes? (2:19)
God’s fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,so that no one would be unsettled by these trials (3:2 – 3:3)
For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you (3:5)
For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith (3:8-10)
May our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. (3: 11-12)