1 Thessalonians 2 A People with Vision and Sparks - Pastor David McGee

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: August 30, 2020

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Life Lessons
Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

Paul was fighting against the spiritual battles caused by the Greek or Alexandrian mentality versus the Messianic Jewish and Christian influence.

Bible Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

The Romans, and the Greeks, and the non-Messianic Jews were all against Paul.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2:4)

Our purpose should be to please God not people, not ourselves. We should seek God and spiritual growth. We should not seek to avoid conflict, which often leads to spiritual growth. Sometimes conflict happens as a result of spiritual growth.

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
Judeo Christian Society or Culture
A Jewish and Christian influenced culture that believes in one God and mans accountability to Him. One man, one woman for life, for marriage.
Prov 27:12 NKJV
A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
The simple pass on and are punished.
Prov 27:17 NKJV
As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Prov 29:18 NKJV
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.
Prov 29:18 KJV
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Prov 29:18 NLT
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.
But whoever obeys the law is joyful.
Prov 29:18 God's Word
Without prophetic vision people run wild,
but blessed are those who follow God's teachings.
Prov 29:18 ESV
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,
but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Heb 6:10 NKJV
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Heb 6:10 NLT
For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.
Acts 1:8-11 NKJV
8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
Thess 2:4 NLT
For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.
2 Tim 3:16-17 NKJV
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Tim 3:16-17 NLT
2 Tim 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
1 Thess 2:14 KJV
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
1 Thess 2:14 NKJV
For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Judeans,
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