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1 Thessalonians - Introduction (1 Thessalonians 1:1-5)

Tim Douglass, July 14, 2019
Part of the 1 Thessalonians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Assuming that Galatians was Paul’s first letter written, 1 Thessalonians is his second letter. It seems appropriate to follow Paul’s letters in chronological order for the moment. The two Thessalonian letters cover a wide range of topics and touch on many of the most important doctrines in Christianity. Like Galatians, 1 Thessalonians is a letter written in response to problems in the church. In this case the problems are less specific, but there seems to be some misunderstanding about the return of Christ and several other issues. Paul seeks to clarify those things and encourage the church to grow and advance in their faith.

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1 Thessalonians 1:1-5

1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. 5For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. (KJV)

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