Sunday, April 30, 2023

Sunday Sermon Outline: 2 Thessalonians 2

“Standing Firm in the Truth”
2 Thessalonians 2

Introduction: Isaiah 40:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:21-2

I. Stay away from that which is false. vs. 1-12
     “Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him, 2 that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 5 Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8 And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” 

Genesis 3:1; 2 Timothy 2:15-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2; Matthew 24:3-13, 23-27; Matthew 16:23; 1 John 3:10; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 2 Timothy 2:25-26; Ephesians 4:14-15; 2 Timothy 4:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22

II. Stand firm in the truth. vs. 13-17
     “But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 14 And it was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the teachings which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, 17 comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.”

Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 2:12; John 4:23; 1 John 4:6

Conclusion: 1 Peter 1:23-25


Sunday, April 23, 2023

Sunday Sermon Outline: 2 Thessalonians 1

“Faith in the Truth”
2 Thessalonians 1

Introduction: 1 Thessalonians 5:2; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 7:21-26; John 17:17

I.  Growing in Faith and Love vs. 1-4
     “Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater; 4 therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.”

2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22; Hebrews 3:18 – 4:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Ephesians 4:14-16; Romans 1:5; 16:26; 1 John 2:4-5

II. God’s Righteous Judgment vs. 5-10
     “This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering. 6 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, 8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed-- for our testimony to you was believed.”

Revelation 16:7; Romans 1:20; 2:5-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22; John 7:24

III. Glorifying Christ vs. 11-12
     “To this end also we pray for you always that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power; 12 in order that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Matthew 10:37-38; Philippians 1:27; 2 Timothy 1:9-11; Matthew 5:16-19; Isaiah 40:8; Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-8

Conclusion: 1 Peter 4:11