Sunday, May 14, 2023

Sunday Sermon Outline: 2 Thessalonians 3

“Glorifying the Truth”
2 Thessalonians 3

Introduction: Isaiah 40:8

I.  Spreading the Word of the Lord vs. 1-5
     “Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; 2 and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command. 5 And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.”

Acts 6:7; 12:24; 19:20; Romans 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16; Ephesians 6:11, 14-17; 1 John 3:18; John 14:15, 21, 23, 24, 31; 15:7-8, 10; 17:14-17; 1 John 2:4-5; Luke 8:15; Revelation 3:10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22

II. Following the Apostles’ Example vs. 6-12
     “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep aloof from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the teaching which you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, 8 nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we might not be a burden to any of you; 9 not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, that you might follow our example. 10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone will not work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread.”

Hebrews 13:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7

Conclusion: vs. 13-18, “But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. 14 And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that man and do not associate with him, so that he may be put to shame. 15 And yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! 17 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.” 

Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 2 John 9-11; 1 Thessalonians 2:12-13