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Summary: Paul’s exhorts to the Thessalonians of his loving commitment to them in order to share the gospel of Christ with them rendered as dutiful service to the LORD in 1 Thessalonians 2:5-6.

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"Service and the Second Coming" - Part 4 of 13

1 Thessalonians 2:1-20

“Paul’s Commitment To Them”

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

I. Paul’s COURAGE before them. (vv. 1-4).

II. Paul’s COMMITMENT to them. (vv. 5-6) John 2:23-25; Proverbs 14:5; 1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Timothy 1:12

A. He did not use CUNNING words to gain them. (v. 5a) Compromise by Flattery Job 17:5; Psalm 12:2-3; Proverbs 20:19; 26:28; 28:23

B. He was not COVETOUS but committed. (v. 5b) Exodus 20:17; Isaiah 56:11; Jeremiah 6:13; Acts 20:33; Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Timothy 3:3; 1 Peter 5:2; Hebrews 13:5

C. He was CLEAR before God. (v. 5c) God is witness Romans 1:9; 9:1; Galatians 1:20

D. He was not CAUGHT up in seeking praise from men. (v. 6a) Proverbs 25:27; John 12:42-43; Galatians 1:10; 5:26;

E. He did not lay the COST to the Thessalonians as apostles. (v. 6b) Charge 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8-9; Nehemiah 5:16-18; 1 Corinthians 9:14-15, 18; 2 Corinthians 11:9; 12:14


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