The Hope of a Growing Church – 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5

The Hope of a Growing Church – 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5

Thursday Night Study – 7/23/2015

Pastor Bryan Parish

“The Hope of a Growing Church”

I. Hope and People 1.1-2

A. The People of God (1.1a)

B. The Church of God (1.1b)

C. The Resources of God (1.2)

II. Hope and Growth 1.3

A. The Growth of Faith and Love

B. The Growth of Hope

III. Hope and Trials 1.4-5

A. Patience in the Midst of Trials (1.4a)

B. Perseverance in the Midst of Trials (1.4b)

C. Perspective in the Midst of Trials (1.5)

1 – A Right Perspective on Suffering

2 – A Right Perspective on Self

3 – A Right Perspective on Strength

 

“Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;”

(2 Thessalonians 1:1–5 NKJV)

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