1 Thessalonians 2:13-19 Looking to Jesus, Looking to His Word - Pastor David McGee

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: November 1, 2020

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Life Lessons Referenced
Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

The offer of peace (of rest) from Jesus to anyone burdened or heavy laden is available.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

On this day, God was once again preparing His people, in this case Israel, for what was next.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

Israel went from being a temple-centered religion to being a book-based religion, based upon God’s Word, the Bible.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

Whenever we are not in God’s Word, we end up leaving out important parts about God, our relationship with God, or our forgiveness from God.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

We should:
- Read God’s Word
- Share God’s Word
- Be obedient to God’s Word.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

We do not know how much our disobedience will hurt others or how much our obedience will bless others.

Life Lesson (1 Thessalonians 2)

The Bible is a book of spiritual wisdom, governmental wisdom. Pursue wisdom and be changed by God’s wisdom, which He freely gives when we ask.

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
Matthew 11:28 NKJV
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
John 1:1 NKJV
In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1 Peter 1:23 NKJV
You have been born again—not from perishable seed but imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God. For, “All humanity is like grass,
And all its glory like a wildflower.
The grass withers, and the flower falls off,
But the word of the Lord endures forever.”
And this is the word that was proclaimed as Good News to you.
Luke 8:11 NKJV
“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
Luke 8:15 NKJV
But the seed in the good soil are those with a praiseworthy and good heart, who have heard the word and hold it fast and bear fruit with patient endurance.
Matthew 11:28 NKJV
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Revelation 3:20 NKJV
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Nehemiah 1:1-3 NKJV

1 It came to pass in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the citadel, 2 that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. 3 And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”

Nehemiah 2:20 NKJV
So I answered them, and said to them, "The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem."
Luke 1:37 NKJV
"For with God nothing will be impossible."
Nehemiah 8:1-4 NKJV
1 Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. 3 Then he read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate from morning until midday, before the men and women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. 4 So Ezra the scribe stood on a platform of wood which they had made for the purpose; and beside him, at his right hand, stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Urijah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah; and at his left hand Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
Nehemiah 8:9-10 NKJV
9 And Nehemiah, who was the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn nor weep." For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law. 10 Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Nehemiah 8:12 NKJV
And all the people went their way to eat and drink, to send portions and rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them.
Nehemiah 10:29 NKJV
these joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and an oath to walk in God’s Law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes:
Nehemiah 9:1-4 NKJV
1 Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, in sackcloth, and with dust on their heads. 2 Then those of Israelite lineage separated themselves from all foreigners; and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. 3 And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for one-fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshiped the LORD their God. 4 Then Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani stood on the stairs of the Levites and cried out with a loud voice to the LORD their God.
Proverbs 18:17 NKJV
The first one to plead his cause seems right,
Until his neighbor comes and examines him.
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