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Sermon Note-“Formula for Encouragement”

Series- “Comfort One Another”

Sermon in Series- “Formula for Encouragement”

Key Verse[s]: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3

Corresponding Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRNl7t8rCAo&t=4s

Notes

  • 1. Blessing 

1 Thessalonians 1:1~ “…grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

a. Paul’s purpose for this letter is to ___________ .

  • He does so by teaching God’s _________ (unmerited favor) & __________ (soul assurance) (Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 4:6).
  • A blessing is “something conducive to happiness” (Merriam-Webster).
  • “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt…”(Colossians 4:6)
  • We are _____________ of grace, with God as the source
    • 2. Appreciation

1 Thessalonians 1:2~ We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.”

  1. The recipient of this thanks is God
  • Our ultimate purpose is to _________ God (Isaiah 43:7)
  • -Praise redirects our attention to His Holy character and how He provides
    • 3. Affirmation

1 Thessalonians 1:3~ “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ…”

a. Paul defines the churches good works by: Faith, _________, and patience

  • We cannot grow in grace, if we do not grow in the ___________ of Christ.

       4.   Conclusion

a. Be vessels of blessing, appreciation, and affirmation

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