Summary: Paul now commends the Thessalonians for not only Hearing the Gospel, but also Heeding it and now commends them for Heralding the Gospel to a lost and dying world.
"Salvation and the Second Coming" - Part 5 of 6
“The Good-News Transmitted”
I. The Thessalonians HEARD the Scriptures (vv. 1-5).
A. The GREETING of the THESSALONIANS (v.1)
B. The GROUND of THANKSGIVING (vv. 2-4)
C. The GOSPEL of TRUTH (v. 5)
II. The Thessalonians HEEDED the Scriptures. (v. 6)
A. The GRACE that TRANSFORMED the Thessalonians in their obedience. (v. 6)
2. They EVANGELIZED the people. (vv. 8-9)
v. Their witness was VISUAL. (v. 9) ensamples…turning to God from idols to serve the living and True God Acts 14:15; 26:17-18; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Timothy 4:10; Ruth 2:11-12; 2 Kings 5:17; 1 Timothy 6:17