HANG IN THERE 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 (Nov,28 2018)

                                                                     HANG IN THERE

 

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

 

I. A GOOD REPUTATION (vs. 1-5)

 

a. Paul, Sylvanus (Silas), and Timothy recognize what about the condition of the

Thessalonica church? _______________________________________________

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b. Would this be a good example to follow? ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________

c. What specific thing about the church did Paul boast about? _______________ _________________________________________________________________

d. Paul describes the testing of these believers reveals what? _______________

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II. ENDURING PERSECUTION (vs. 6-7)

a. What will happen to those who “trouble” believers? _____________________ _________________________________________________________________

b. What will God give to those who were troubled? ________________________

         c. Who does Paul indicate will share in that rest? __________________________

         d. When specifically do we understand that rest will be given? _______________

 

III. JUST WAIT (vs. 7-12)

 

          a. What imagery does Paul use to describe Jesus setting things straight?

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          b. What description does he offer of hell? ________________________________

          __________________________________________________________________

          c. What two roles will the saints play at Christ’s return? _____________________

          __________________________________________________________________

          d. What does it mean to be “counted worthy of this calling"? _________________

           __________________________________________________________________

          e. In whom is Paul indicating Christ is “fulfilling the good pleasure of

           His goodness and the work of faith with power?” __________________________

           _____________________________________________________(Philippians 1:6)


IV. Application: Persecution and tribulation will be a fact of this life but certainly not an

eternal reality for believers. What purpose can we understand from scripture that suffering

accomplishes in believers? ___________________________________________________

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