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Evidence of Gospel Belief

July 18, 2021 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Past, Present & Future

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:2–1:5

Faith, Hope, and Love as Evidence of Gospel Belief

  • 2, 3a We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith
    • Hebrews 11:1
    • James 2:14, 18
  • 3b and labor of love
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:9–12
  • 3c and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Galatians 6:9
    • James 1:2–4

Gospel Belief as Evidence of God’s Loving Election

  • 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,
    • 2 Thessalonians 2:13–15
    • Romans 5:7-8
    • Ephesians 1:3–6
  • 5a because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.
  • 5b You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:7- 8

So What?

  • Is there evidence of gospel belief in my life?
    • Romans 8:29-30
    • 2 Corinthians 13:5-6

Further Discussion

  • How do I see faith, hope, and love displayed in my life?
  • Have I based my hope for salvation on something I’ve done or something God has done for me?
  • Do I demonstrate Christian character to others so that they might be drawn to the gospel?

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