Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Thessalonians are commended for their faith, especially in the midst of opposition and tribulation. Paul is genuinely concerned about their spiritual growth and maturing, wanting them to “excel still more” in their faith and in their love for one another. Paul exhorts the Thessalonian believers to remain faithful, and continue to work diligently. These are the very things that we also should take to heart in the midst of the world we live in today.
Sermon Description: What are the final words given to the Thessalonian believers by their concerned teachers and spiritual fathers? The letter ends with a blessing and a benediction: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. This should be our final greeting and statement to one another as believers, and it should also be our word of encouragement to non-believers. Let us excel still more in what God has called us to living out the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ!