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Growing, Increasing, Enduring

April 23, 2023 Speaker: Jason Williams Series: 2 Thessalonians

Topic: Biblical Passage: 2 Thessalonians 1:1–4

The Purpose of the Letter
• Comfort for the persecuted believers (1:3–12)
• Correction for the falsely taught and frightened believers (2:1–15)
• Confrontation for the disobedient and undisciplined believers (3:6–15)

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 4 Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.

1. God is Praised when our Faith is Growing

Our Mission Statement:
Leading People into a Growing Relationship with Jesus Christ

2. God is Praised when our Love is Increasing

John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Love displayed:
• Serving others
• Caring for others
• Praying for others
• Giving generously 

Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

3. God is Praised when we Endure testing

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