2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 That you may be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God - Pastor David McGee

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: March 27, 2022

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Life Lessons Referenced
Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

God anoints and ordains men, not organizations or committees.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

For every single prophecy of Christ 1st coming, there are at least eight of His 2nd coming.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

We serve a Jewish King, King Jesus. We serve a church founded by Jewish leaders. We acknowledge and honor Hebrew Scripture. God is not finished with Israel.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

The Christian church has engaged in 1900 years of antisemitism, denying God’s everlasting covenant with Israel, teaching that God was finished with Israel and the Jews.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

In Luke’s Gospel, Gabriel promises Mary, her son Jesus, will sit on the throne of David in the future. Since that has not happened yet, we know it will happen in the future.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

God made unconditional and conditional promises to Israel. The land was promised to Israel unconditionally.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

According to Revelation 7, many from Israel will get saved during the 7 year Tribulation.

Bible Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

ALL references to Israel in the Bible refer to the literal Israel.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

Some say God has broken covenant with Israel, so the church has replaced Israel, because Israel acted up. That is called replacement theology and it is heretical.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

The church does not replace Israel, the church is grafted into the Root of Israel, Christ.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

A very strong scriptural proof of a pre-tribulation rapture, is the church being in heaven from Revelation 4-19, which is the Tribulation. The church is not mentioned as being on earth for 15 chapters in Revelation.

Life Lesson (2 Thessalonians 1:)

The crucifixion displays how evil is man’s love of power. The cross also displays Jesus and the power of love.

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
Colossians 3:16-17 NKJV

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Colossians 3:23 NLT

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Colossians 3:23-24 NLT

23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NKJV

12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NLT

12 Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. 13 Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 NKJV

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Revelation 2:22 NKJV

“Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.

Luke 21:34-36 NKJV

34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 “For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Revelation 2:21-23 NKJV

21 “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 “Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NKJV

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Genesis 15:18 NKJV

On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates--

Genesis 15:18 NLT
So the LORD made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River--
Genesis 12:2-3 NKJV

2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Genesis 15:18 NKJV

On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates--

Genesis 15:18 NLT

So the LORD made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River--

Genesis 12:2-3 NKJV

2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Revelation 7:3-5 NKJV

3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred [and] forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel [were] sealed: 5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand [were] sealed; of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand [were] sealed; of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand [were] sealed;

Revelation 1:1 NKJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants--things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified [it] by His angel to His servant John,

1 Thessalonians 5:9 NKJV

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Revelation 3:10 NKJV

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

Revelation 3:10 NLT

“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 NKJV

1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for [that Day will not come] unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

John 14:1-4 NKJV

1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if [it were] not [so,] I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, [there] you may be also. 4 “And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

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