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Sermons Resources about 1-Thessalonians

Resources about 1-Thessalonians

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Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

The Thessalonian church held a tender place in the heart of the Apostle Paul. In this expositional study of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, we see a paradigm for pastoral ministry, emphasizing the life-changing content of the gospel and concerns of Paul’s heart for their healthy spiritual growth.

Having established the believers in good Biblical theology, Paul clearly addresses issues of practical Christian behavior -- sexual morality, work, honest living. The doctrinal foundations of the believers’ hope, namely, the resurrection and return of Christ are established. And finally, the principles of healthy corporate life and worship within the local church ...


The Apostle Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica revealed his deep love and concern for the believers there. What characterized this dynamic church that Paul placed them so close to his heart? As Alistair Begg outlines the historical context of the letter, we are introduced to a working, laboring church whose endurance was inspired by hope.

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

The Impact of the Gospel, Part Two

Those who have become members of the Body of Christ are radically changed. The Church at Thessalonica, as illustrated in the Apostle Paul’s first letter, provides a wonderful example of the transforming power of God’s grace. Alistair Begg discusses the new foundation, family, focus, and future that belong to each believer as a result of the life-changing power of the Gospel.

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

The Impact of the Gospel, Part One

The Apostle Paul was convinced that the believers in Thessalonica were secure in their standing with Christ, brought to fruition by the power of the Gospel. Alistair Begg points out three truths common to all who are in Christ: they are chosen, they are changed, and they are channels. When we acknowledge that the Word of God carries great power, we will respond with conviction and commitment to His call on our lives.

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

Practical Issues of Pastoral Ministry, Part 2

This message is also part of "Pastor's Study, The - Volume 4"

Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 4

No Clever Tricks

When the Apostle Paul traveled to First Century cities to spread the Gospel, he was met with intense opposition and criticism, yet he continued to preach the Gospel. In his first letter to his friends in Thessalonica, he responded to their concerns about his motives for the young church. Using this season of Paul’s life as an example, Alistair Begg reminds us to seek to please only God who judges our hearts.

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

Truth and Love

The Apostle Paul was committed to both the Word of God and the people of God. Because he wanted the church at Thessalonica to be clear about his personal integrity and the intention of his ministry, he was careful to demonstrate his concern for their hearts, as well as the content of the message he preached. Alistair Begg reminds us that our deepest concerns for one another must be centered in upholding the Gospel by living in a manner that is worthy of its message.

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

Accepting God's Word

As we see in this passage, the reaction of the people from the instruction of Paul are an occasion for genuine thankfulness. Alistair explores the three aspects of this passage concerning the Word of God; The Word of God received, how it was applied and the Word of God displayed.

Word of God, Not Men

As the Apostle Paul sought to clarify his ministry in this letter to the Thessalonians, he commended them for recognizing and responding to the Gospel as the Word of God. Alistair Begg helps us to understand the process of preaching and receiving God’s Word as well as the product that results from that exchange. These words challenge us to become imitators of faithful churches like the one in Thessolonica, even in the face of persecution and suffering.

Series: Belief And Behavior, Volume 1

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