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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.

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"Salvation and the Second Coming" - Part 5 of 6

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

“The Good-News Transmitted”

1 Thessalonians 1:7-9

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)

III. The Thessalonians HERALDED the Scriptures. (vv. 7-10) Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; John 15:26-27

A. The GOOD-NEWS of their TRANSMISSION (vv. 7-9) Isaiah 52:7 cf. Romans 10:15

1. They were EXAMPLES to all (v. 7) Philippians 3:17; 1 Timothy 1:16; 4:12; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Corinthians 10:6

2. They EVANGELIZED the people. (vv. 8-9)

i. Their witness was VOCAL. (v. 8a) sounded forth, proclaim Romans 10:18; Psalm 40:10; Acts 18:9

ii. Their witness was VERBAL. (v. 8b) Word of the LORD 2 Thessalonians 3:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Matthew 10:18-20

iii. Their witness was to a VAST audience. (v. 8c) spread abroad, in every place Acts 1:8; Matthew 24:14; Romans 1:8; 16:19; 2 Corinthians 3:2

iv. Their witness was VICARIOUS. (v. 8d) we need not say anything 2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 5:16; James 2:26; Matthew 7:15, 17-20

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


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