Paul's Ministry to the Thessalonians
1For you yourselves know, brothers,1 that our coming to you was not in vain. 2But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 3For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, 4but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. 5For we never came with words of flattery,2 as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. 6Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. 7But we were gentle3 among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 8So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
Another Kind Word1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 34:18 • ID: 3597
Accepting God’s Word1 Thessalonians 2:1-20 Sermon • 32:07 • ID: 2744
The High Calling of God1 Thessalonians 2:1-6, Acts 17:1-9 Sermon • 59:13 • ID: 0122
Practical Issues of Pastoral Ministry — Part Two1 Thessalonians 2:1 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 59:41 • ID: 2334
Our Glory and Joy1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 Sermon • 29:40 • ID: 1784
The Word of God, Not Men1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 Sermon • 42:37 • ID: 1781
Truth and Love1 Thessalonians 2:7-12 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 42:25 • ID: 1779
No Clever Tricks1 Thessalonians 2:1-6 Sermon • 36:35 • ID: 1762
Belief and Behavior, Volume 11 Thessalonians 1:1-10, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20, 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 Series • ID: 15201
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