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1 Thessalonians


A bit of geography for you - just where is Thessalonica?  It's a small city in southern Greece. 

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It is a church that Paul loved, for they wholeheartedly embraced the Gospel.  Paul even goes so far as to use them as an example to others.   The letters still set an example for us today.


1st Thessalonians  1 The Church by Example - Paul commends one of his favorite churches for their faith, love, and hope.
1st Thessalonians   2 Building Blocks  - Paul lays out the building blocks of any solid church congregation — things like purity, hard work and love.
1st Thessalonians   3 Pains in Persecution  -  Paul discourses on the inevitabilities of persecution for the Christian — and what we should do about it.
1st Thessalonians   4:1-12 Astonishing Doctrine  - Paul discourses upon morality as it concerns sex, emphasizing purity.
1st Thessalonians   4:13 - 5:11 Resurrection of the Dead  - Paul discourses on the general resurrection of the dead, its times and seasons, and what we should do about it.
1st Thessalonians   5:12-28 Harmony  - Paul talks of harmony in the church, in particular what to do for your leaders.

These lessons were originally delivered in 2003.