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Summary: Paul greets the Thessalonians commending to them Grace and Peace which is the first part of six sermons in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1.

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“Salvation and the Second Coming” - Part 1 of 6

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

"The GREETING of the Thessalonians" (v.1)

I. The Thessalonians HEARD the Scriptures (vv. 1-5). Romans 10:13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; James 1:21; Luke 8:21

A. The GREETING of the Thessalonians (v. 1)

1. The PENMEN (v. 1a) Paul –“ little” – Acts 22:28; Silvanus (Silas) – “woodland” – Acts 15:22f.; 16:25f.; & Timothy – “Honoring God” – Acts 16:1-2; 2 Timothy 15

2. The PEOPLE (v. 1b) ekklesia – “called out ones”, church- Acts 2:47; Romans 12:5

3. The POSITION (v. 1c) Romans 8:1; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:4; Ephesians 1:3; 2:13

4. The PURPOSE (v. 1d)

i. A PLEASING endowment grace, unmerited or undeserved favor (v. 1d-i) Genesis 6:8; John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 15:10

a. Needed for SALVATION Ephesians 2:5, 8-9; Romans 5:2

b. SUFFICIENT for every need. 2 Corinthians 12:9

c. Needed for SUSTENANCE Psalm 55:22

ii. PEACE (v. 1d-ii) Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:14; Philippians 4:6-7


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