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1 Thessalonians 2 - AMP

2 But though we had already suffered and been outrageously treated at Philippi, as you know, yet in our God we summoned courage to proclaim to you unfalteringly the good news (the Gospel) with earnest contention and much conflict and great opposition. 3 For our appeal does not from delusion or error or impure purpose or motive, nor in fraud or deceit. 4 But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the glad tidings (the Gospel), so we speak not to please men but to please God, Who tests our hearts . 5 For as you well know, we never resorted either to words of flattery or to any cloak to conceal greedy motives or pretexts for gain, God is our witness. 6 Nor did we seek to extract praise and honor and glory from men, either from you or from anyone else, though we might have asserted our authority as apostles (special missionaries) of Christ (the Messiah). 7 But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother nursing and cherishing her own children. 8 So, being thus tenderly and affectionately desirous of you, we continued to share with you not only God's good news (the Gospel) but also our own lives as well, for you had become so very dear to us. 9 For you recall our hard toil and struggles, brethren. We worked night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you while we proclaimed the glad tidings (the Gospel) of God to you. 10 You are witnesses, and God , how unworldly and upright and blameless was our behavior toward you believers . 11 For you know how, as a father his children, we used to exhort each of you personally, stimulating and encouraging and charging you 12 To live lives worthy of God, Who calls you into His own kingdom and the glorious blessedness . 13 And we also thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe . 14 For you, brethren, became imitators of the assemblies (churches) of God in Christ Jesus which are in Judea, for you too have suffered the same kind of treatment from your own fellow countrymen as they did of the Jews, 15 Who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and harassed and drove us out, and continue to make themselves hateful and offensive to God and to show themselves foes of all men, 16 Forbidding and hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles (the nations) that they may be saved. So as always they fill up their sins. But God's wrath has come upon them at last ! 17 But since we were bereft of you, brethren, for a little while in person, not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great longing to see you face to face, 18 Because it was our will to come to you. I, Paul, again and again , but Satan hindered and impeded us. 19 For what is our hope or happiness or our victor's wreath of exultant triumph when we stand in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you? 20 For you are our glory and our joy!



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Shared by: Timothy Enns on Apr, 2016
Summary: Paul's instructions to the Thessalonians on sharing the Gospel.
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 927
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2015
Summary: We are to be good shepherds, servant leaders whose job description includes leading others to God. God empowers us as leaders and as followers to build up, to influence and to persuade others.
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Aug, 2015
Summary: People, Disciple Making, The Word of God
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Aug, 2015
Summary: Leadership, Humility, Teachability, Courage
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Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us. - 1 Thessalonians 2:18 Christian work is not like other work in the world. You can be a lawyer, businessman, retail sales or any profession and deal with all the ..
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Shared by: Madana Kumar, PhD on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Nov, 2014
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Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: Failure isn’t final and it isn’t fatal. God can bring you back from failure.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,803
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Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: The Bible teaches that the main reason we gather together as a church is to encourage one another.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 986
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Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: The Word of God has supernatural power to change lives.
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Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: Once you become a Christian, the devil doesn’t give up on you. He just changes his strategy. What to do when Satan tries to hinder you.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,087
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Shared by: Marco Vinicio Villatoro on Sep, 2014
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Shared by: Rick Crandall on Jun, 2014
Summary: God wants to help you be a dad who makes a difference. 1. He will take away your guilt (vs. 4&13). 2. He will give you the goodness you need (vs. 5-10). 3. He will give you the guidance you need (vs. 11-12). 4. He will give you a grateful heart (vs.13 ).
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2013
Summary: as individuals and as a church, we must always be IN Christ
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2013
Summary: let us follow the example of paul, silas, and timothy
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Shared by: Victor Yap on Sep, 2013
Summary: Trials
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,005
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Shared by: Scott Bayles on Sep, 2013
Summary: He might not have super strength or be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but dads are their kids first superheroes! This Father's Day sermon explores three characteristics of Super-Dads! PowerPoint is available.
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,815
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Be like a father
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2013
Summary: To teach that we need to be like our FATHER GOD in all ways.
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2013
Summary: To enumerate the ways to thank GOD, the FATHER continually.
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2013
Summary: To show that we need to tell GOD's Words because not men but GOD entrusted it to us.
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Shared by: Kenny Richardson on May, 2013
Summary: Using the acronym MOTHER, we see attributes that a godly Mom uses to raise godly children.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,059
Rick Crandall avatar
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Shared by: Rick Crandall on Apr, 2013
Summary: How can we be the preachers God wants us to be? 1. We must have passion to share the gospel. 2. We must have pure hearts. 3. We must have a parent’s love.
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,577
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Shared by: Jonathan Powell on Dec, 2012
Summary: Sermon from I Thessalonians 2 - encouraging the church to keep pressing on.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 990
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Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2012
Summary: Today we want to look at what made Paul and his team successful as they traveled around sharing the good news about Jesus. Several dynamics emerge from these verses in 1 Thess. 2 that will help us become more effective in sharing God’s grace with others.
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Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2012
Summary: We can grow spiritually and enjoy God’s life when we receive His words and allow them to change us! Let’s look at some ways God’s words can help us grow.
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Oct, 2012
Summary: People, connection, joy, reward
Views: 1,052