Title - ‘Portrait of a faithful church’

Text - 1 Thessalonians 1 v 1 ‐ 10

Paul wrote to the young church at Thessalonica to encourage them in their faith,Paul wrote to the young church at Thessalonica to encourage them in their faith,to assure them about the eternal state of believers who had died, and to defendhis ministry among them. In the first chapter, Paul praises God for this faithfulchurch at Thessalonica. We learn from this passage that a faithful church is …

 

1. An elect people who bear spiritual fruit… (vv1‐4)

 

2. Who model their leaders and the Lord Jesus… (vv5‐6)

 

3. Whose faith is an example to other believers… (vv7‐9)

 

4. And who live in expectation of Jesus’ return (v10)