26 January 2011

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4

Randy Newcomer – Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Canton, OH

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2 Thessalonians 1:1-4 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

The church was known for its:

1.  Perseverance (1 Thessalonians 1:3)
2.  Prayer (1 Thessalonians 3:10)
3.  Patience (Luke 22:31; James 1:2-4)

How to be a part of making your church a church to glory in:

1.  Get saved – that’s step 1
2.  Get plugged into a local church
3.  Live up to your name as a Christian
4.  Grow in your faith
5.  Abound in your charity

QUOTE: We as Christians ought to halve each other’s sorrows and double each other’s joys (Romans 12:15).

These notes are sketchy at best.  I took more as the week progressed.