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Good News from a Far Country

September 5, 2021 Preacher: Michael Vaughan Series: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Past, Present & Future

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 3:6–3:13

Paul’s Hope and Joy (v. 6-10)

  • Timothy Brings an Encouraging Report (v. 6)
    • 1 Thess. 3:4-5
  • The Effects of this News on Paul and his companions (v. 7-10)
    • Comforted in distress (v. 7)
      • Cf. Prov. 25:25
    • “For now we live. . .” (v. 8)
    • Inexpressible rejoicing (v. 9)
    • Intense desire to come and finish their work (v. 10)

Paul’s Prayer for the Thessalonian Church (v. 11-13)

  • Reunion (v. 11)
  • Increase in Love (v. 12)
  • Hearts Blameless in Holiness (v. 13)

So What?

  • We have hope in Christ, because God is faithful to preserve his people, and to sanctify his people gradually until the Lord returns.
    • The despair of thinking our growth in our discipleship depends on us
      • Increase in love
      • Established hearts in holiness
    • The hope of the promise of Progressive Sanctification

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