Feb. 14, 2021
1 Thessalonians 1:2-5
1. We Give Thanks (v. 2)
A. Thanks to God
C. In Our Prayers
2. For Good Reason (v. 3)
A. Work of Faith
B. Labor of Love
1 Corinthians 13:13
C. Steadfastness of Hope
“enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.” NLT
There is no hope if we do not endure. It no longer is hope. It is mere hype.
D. Because of Our Lord Jesus Christ
1. In your relationship to church what does “your work of faith”, “labor of love”, and “steadfastness of hope” include and look like? How would someone determine these from the inside of the church and someone who is not familiar with the church at all?
2. Is there any dysfunction in your other relationships when you examine them on the basis of faith, love, and hope? How can you pray this week to allow the Lord to heal this dysfunction in your relationships?