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The Teachings of Thessalonians

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Sermon shared by Ric Veal

November 2009
Summary: Outline of the book of 1 Thessalonians
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: Believer adults
THE TEACHINGS OF THESSALONIANS

I. The End Times – Last days
. 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2:19; 3:11-13; 4:13-5:11; 5:23
. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; 2:1-12

II. The Emotions – Passion of a pastor, don’t lose joy& hope
. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-5; 2:7-8, 11-12, 17-18; 3:1-10; 4:1-8
. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12; 2:14, 16-17; 3:5, 16, 18

III. The Excitement – Thanks for the spiritual progress!
. 1 Thessalonians 1:2; 2:13-14, 19-20; 3:9; 4:9-10; 5:11
. 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4; 2:13

IV. The Emphasis – Total health
A. The Duty – Responsibilities
1. Of the leadership – 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
2. Of the laity – 1 Thess. 5:12-13, 25-28; 2 Thess. 3:1-2
B. The Development – Growth & maturity / 1 Thess. 5:16-22
C. The Determination – stand in trouble / 1 Thess. 2:14-16
D. The Disposition – Orderly lives / 2 Thess. 3:7-13
E. The Discipline – Correction / 2 Thess. 3:6, 14-15
F. The Deliverance – Reaching the lost / 1 Thess. 1:8-10

V. The Expression – Why he wrote the letter?
A. To cheer up the church (1:1-10) encourage them
B. To clarify the false allegations (2:1-12)
C. To comfort the persecuted flock (2:13-16)
D. To convey his joy in their faith (2:17-3:13)
E. To charge them to stay pure (4:1-8) a plea for holiness
F. To condemn their sluggard lifestyle (4:9-12) brotherly
G. To correct their understanding of prophecy (4:13-5:11)
H. To calm the tension within the flock (5:12-15) exhorting
I. To challenge them in Christian living (5:16-22) virtues
J. To be complete in their sanctification (5:23-24)
K. To close with three requests (5:25-28)
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