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The Foundation of the Church, Part 2

9 February 2022

Bible Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

I’d like for you to take the Word of God with me, please, and turn to 1 Thessalonians 1. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen the establishment of a small local church in the city of Thessalonica. We saw God’s hand of protection upon this little church and the power of the Gospel to change lives. Yet, we also saw Satan immediately attacking the church trying to destroy it before it was fully born.

Last week, we looked at verse 1 and saw who wrote the book and to whom it was written. Today, instead of continuing into the book in verse 2 and following, I want to give us an overview of the book. The why of its writing, or the purpose of why it was written.