By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
THE RESULT OF THE GOSPEL
I Thessalonians 2:13-16
When the message of Jesus Christ is preached various things can happen.
Those who are true Christians have experienced these 5 things.
In this lesson we will examine these 5 principles to help us continue them in our
lives instead of making them one time actions.
YOU RECEIVED THE WORD - V. 13.
Paul preached God's justice - Romans 1-2.
Paul preached Christ' Deity - Colossians 1:15-17.
Paul preached the work of the cross - Romans 3:21-31.
Paul preached assurance - Colossians 1:3-5.
YOU ACCEPTED - V. 13.
Acts 2:36-47 - they accepted.
What shall we do?
Accepted what? - Romans 5:1-10.
WORKS IN YOU - V. 13.
This work causes: (1:3)
Work of faith.
Labor of love.
Patience of hope.
The Word causes men to walk after God.
BECAME IMITATORS - V. 14.
Of the Lord - 1:6.
An example - 1:7.
Left the worldly ways for God - 1:9.
Of love - Ephesians 5:1-2.
YOU SUFFERED - V. 15.
This is a sure thing to befall a Christian.
Helps the Word to be spread.
Paul is strengthened - Phillippians 1:12-17.
Have you received the Word?
Have you accepted the Word?
Do you let the Word work in your life?
Are you imitators? Good examples?
Do you suffer for God's cause?
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