Do Not Grow Weary - Message 8 - Comfort in Our Calling - 2 Thess. 1:1-12
Outline: Written a few months after 1 Thessalonians while Paul was likely still in Corinth, this letter includes: Comfort for those who need to persevere under persecution Correction for false doctrine taught and believed Confrontation for disobedient members
I. Encouragement Declared – vs. 1-2 A. The Church B. Grace and Peace
II. Evidence Divulged – vs. 3-5 A. Your Faith Grows B. Your Love Increases C. We Boast
III. Everlasting Destruction – vs. 6-10 (the righteous purposes of God also bring punishment to those who persist in evil) A. Retribution – Rev. 6:10; Deut. 32:35 B. Rest – freedom from restraint and tension – Matt. 11:28; Heb. 4:9 C. Revelation – the Unveiling of Christ
IV. Enduring Delights – vs. 11-12 A. May God Make You Worthy of This Calling – Eph. 4:1-3 B. So That Christ Will Be Glorified in You and You in Him – Isa. 66:5
Phillip was called to new life in Christ at age 9, called to preach at age 14, and ordained to the gospel ministry at age 20. He graduated from The Criswell College (Dallas, Texas) in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a major in Evangelism. He...