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Week of June 19, 2022

  1. Introduction (1:1)

  2. Congratulations (1:2-3:13)

  3. Exhortations (4:1-5:22)

  4. Conclusion (5:23-28)1.

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Did You Say Something?

1 Thessalonians 2:13

Sermon Outline

1.  Introduction ~ it is easy to misunderstand what’s going on around us

     1.1.  our text is interesting as it speaks of God’s word 1 Thess 2:13 

     1.2.  1 Thess 2:13b (λόγος ἀκοῆς) “the word of hearing”

     1.3.  Paul received the message by revelation Gal 1:11-12 1 Cor 1:18 

             1.3.1.  it is inspired by the Spirit of God John 16:13-14 

2.  Intent ~ is change, for Paul nothing was more important 1 Cor 15:58

     2.1.  the result is people identifying w/the people of God 1 Thess 1:5 

             2.1.1.  so Paul writes the church w/clear intent 1 Thess 2:13 

             2.1.2.  we find that God’s words are uttered in power Isa 55:11 

3.  The Source ~ of the message was God as the Author Heb 4:12 

     3.1.  1 Thess 2:13d this points us to continuous belief

4.  The Word of God ~ appears in the New Testament in 3 ways

     4.1.  the preached word Acts 8:5; the written word 2 Pe 3:16 

             4.1.1.  finally Jesus as the ultimate Word John 1:1-2 Luke 10:22 

5.  The Power ~ of God’s word now comes into focus w/love 1 John 4:7-11 

     5.1.  Paul knew he was teaching God’s own words Gal 1:11-12 

     5.2.  a message of love was contrary to Paul’s nature Acts 9:1 

             5.2.1.  then Jesus got ahold of Paul Acts 11:29-30 1 Cor 9:16-17 

     5.3.  the word of God has the creative power of God behind it Gen 1:3a 

     5.4.  David gives a powerful description of God’s words Psalm 19:7-11 

     5.5.  it is inspired by God 2 Tim 3:16 & written thru the Spirit2 Pe 1:20-21 

6.  Application ~ but here’s the thing, knowing this is not enough

     6.1.  it must be applied to our lives thru the Spirit Rom 12:1-2 

     6.2.  Isa 55:11 what are you doing to be saturated w/His word?

             6.2.1.  are you practicing the spiritual disciplines? Do so:

                       6.2.1.1.  consistently/systematically/inspirationally/

                       6.2.1.2.  devotionally/spiritually/prayerfully/expectantly 

 

For Contemplation:

Am I truly ready to hear from God?  It usually requires changes…

 

Homiletical Idea:

God’s word changes lives.

 

For Prayer:

Lord, grant me a heart open to hearing and obeying your word.