Summary: Part 2 of a 6-part sermon. The faith of the Thessalonian Christians brought a thankfulness to God’s apostles, Paul, Silvanus & Timothy. What kind of faith soothes the apostle’s soul or give him absolute freedom in which to operate?
A FAITH THAT SOOTHES THE SOUL-2—1Thessalonians 1:1-10
The faith of the Thessalonian Christians brought a thankfulness to God’s apostles, Paul, Silvanus & Timothy.
A church’s faith can soothe the souls of God’s apostles/messengers/delegates.
The faith of a body of believers can soothe the soul of God’s apostles/messengers.
What kind of faith soothes the apostle’s(those accountable for keeping watch over your souls) soul or give him absolute freedom in which to operate?
A faith that soothes the soul is a faith that....
1. Receives the Sent(:1)
3. Requires God’s Grace & Peace(:1)
4—A faith that soothes the soul is
A faith that INHABITS PRAYERS(:2)
:2—“We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; constantly bearing in mind...”
“We give thanks to God always”—Unfailing thanks for God’s having supplied their witness.
“For all of you”—Every saint of the Thessalonian church; The entire church is necessary to bring about God’s will.
“Making mention...Constantly bearing in mind” —mneia—Bringing to memory or remembrance.
“Constantly/Without ceasing”—adialeiptwV— Without intermission, Incessantly.
—Prayers are constantly being lifted up.
Isa. 57:15—“For thus says the high & exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high & holy place, And also with the contrite & lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.”
Rev. 8:3-5—“And another angel came & stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; & much incense was given to him, that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer; & he filled it with the fire of the altar & threw it to the earth; & there followed peals of thunder & sounds & flashes of lightning & an earthquake.”
Bees/Fond remembrance of flower locations—communicated to others/INHABIT PRAYERS—communication
American troops/Messages-Communique to commanding officers/Their faith inhabited their communications/ INHABIT PRAYERS
?Your faith INHABIT PRAYERS of Jesus’ servants?
?Your faith soothe an apostle’s soul?
5—A faith that soothes the soul is
A faith that WORKS(:3a)
:3— “Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith & labor of love & steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God & Father,”
“Your work of faith”—
“Work”—ergon—Business, Employment, That with which one is occupied or busied. What your put your hands to.
?How or with what do you busy yourself?
“Faith”—pistiV—Trust resulting in Loyalty, Belief without doubt or question.
Php. 2:12-13—“So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear & trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will & to work for His good pleasure.”