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1 Thessalonians 2:1-9 (1 Thessalonians 2:1-9)Tim Douglass, September 1, 2019
Part of the 1 Thessalonians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
After talking quite a bit about the character of the Thessalonians, Paul takes a bit of time to talk about how he ministered to them while he was with them. This discussion is perhaps somewhat more applicable to pastors and ministers, but all believers can benefit from understanding some of these truths about the responsibilities of those who share the Gospel because we are all called, in one way or another, to be evangelists.
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1 Thessalonians 2:1-9
1For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: 2But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. 3For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. 5For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: 6Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 7But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children: 8So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. 9For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. (KJV)