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Summary: Paul now reveals the state of those who were oppressing the Thessalonians in 1 Thessalonians 2:16.

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“Paul’s Compassion For Them – Part c”

1 Thessalonians 2:16

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

II. Paul’s COMMITMENT to them. (vv. 5-6)

III. Paul’s CARE for the Thessalonians. (vv. 7-9)

IV. Paul’s CONDUCT among them. (vv. 10-12)

V. Paul’s COMPASSION for them. (vv. 13-16)

1. He thanks God for the way they RECEIVED the Word of God. (v. 13)

2. He thanks God for the way they RESPONDED to persecution. (vv. 14-16)

A. For SUFFERING as patterned by those who went before. (vv. 14-15)

B. The STATE of those that oppressed them. (v. 16) Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:13; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Romans 8:5; 2 Peter 2:18; Acts 5:28

i. They SUPPRESSED the truth. (v. 16a) restraining Romans 1:18, 25, 28; Acts 13:50; 14:5; Daniel 8:23; 9:6; Romans 1:32; Matthew 19:14; Acts 8:36

ii. Refusing to come to SALVATION. (v. 16b) 2 Thessalonians 2:10; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Peter 2:12; John 3:19-21; 8:47; Matthew 23:15; 1 Corinthians 2:14

iii. They were filling up with SIN. (v. 16c) running over Genesis 6:5; John 8:34; Genesis 15:16; Isaiah 59:12-13; John 3:18; 16:9

iv. Their STORED up wrath was being revealed. (v. 16d) Romans 2:5; John 3:36; Romans 1:18; Romans 2:8-9; Malachi 4:1; Matthew 3:12; 12:45; Hebrews 10:27-30; Psalm 21:9; Zechariah 7:12; Romans 9:22; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:6


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