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					Words of encouragement:
2 Thessalonians 1
Words of encouragement:
2 Thessalonians 1




 “It's nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.”
Words of encouragement:
2 Thessalonians 1


      Praise (1-4)

      Perseverance (5-10)

      Prayer (11-12)
Words of encouragement:
2 Thessalonians 1


   Praise (1-4)


     We ought always to thank God for you,
     brothers, and rightly so, because your
     faith is growing more and more, and
     the love every one of you has for each
     other is increasing…
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2 Thessalonians 1


    Are you growing in love and faith?
    What prayers are you an answer to?
    Who are you encouraging, as an answer to
     your prayers?
    How do you “boast” about people properly?
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2 Thessalonians 1


 …among God’s churches we boast about
  your perseverance and faith in all the
  persecutions and trials you are
  enduring.
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2 Thessalonians 1


   Perseverance (5-10)


     All this is evidence that God’s
     judgment is right, and as a result
     you will be counted worthy of the
     kingdom of God, for which you are
     suffering…(5)
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2 Thessalonians 1


   Perseverance (5-10) – the other side…


     God is just: He will pay back trouble to
     those who trouble you… when the Lord
     Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing
     fire with his powerful angels. He will punish
     those who do not know God and do not
     obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
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   Prayer (11-12)

   The Perspective: his calling
   The Power: His power
   The Purpose: every good purpose of yours
   The Person: Jesus…and you.

				
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