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Grace and Peace in Thessalonica

July 11, 2021 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Past, Present & Future

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–1:1, 2 Thessalonians 1:1–1:2

The Thessalonians’ Place Within the Unfolding Story of God’s Church

  • The Apostle Paul, Silas, and Timothy plant a church in Thessalonica during Paul’s second missionary journey
    • Acts 15:39–41
    • Acts 16:1-5
    • Acts 16:9-10
    • Acts 17:1–10a
    • 1 Thessalonians 3:1, 2
    • Acts 18:5, 11
  • The Apostle Paul, Silas, and Timothy write back-to-back letters to the fledgling church
    • 1 Thessalonians 3:6
    • 1 Thessalonians 1:1a
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:11
    • 2 Thessalonians 1:1

Grace and Peace Are Keys to Understanding Our Saving Faith, Present Responsibilities, and Future Reality.

  • 1 Thess. 1:1b Grace to you and peace.
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:1–4, 13
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:1–8
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:6–10
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18
    • 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2

The Source of Our Grace and Peace

  • 2 Thess. 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:16

So What?

  • Have I, by the grace offered through Jesus Christ, found peace with God in all things?
  • Romans 5:1
  • John 14:27

Further Discussion

  • Why is it important for us to be regularly reminded that it is by grace alone that we are saved?
  • How does having peace with God give us strength for today?
  • How does having peace with God give us hope for the future?

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