7 November 2021
Evan Richards
1 Thessalonians

Main Point – Authentic Christians receive the gospel, turn to God from idols, serve Him, wait expectantly for Jesus to come, and proclaim the gospel to others.

1. Authentic Christians receive the gospel.

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. (1 Thess 2:13, esv)

2. Genuine Christians turn to God from idols.

For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 1 Thess 1:9, esv)

Key Questions
a) What do you think about when you’re not thinking about anything else?
b) How do you spend your time, your resources, and your energy?
c) What disappoints you?

3. Authentic Christians live in light of Jesus’ return.

and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. (1 Thess 1:10, esv)

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