Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–1:10
The D.N.A. of H.S.B.C.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Dr. Scott Hanberry
Why should we care about what happened in Thessolonica 2,000 years ago?
This was an __________ ________ of God.
1) Look at the __________ of the work of God (vs.5).
~God works through believers communicating the Gospel.
~God works through the ___________ of the Gospel.
~God works through unbelievers as they _______ & ______ to the Gospel (vs. 6).
Let us be careful that we do not speak or act in such a way that others think that the Gospel is a small thing!
Jesus pointedly insisted upon fruit as a mark and evidence of true discipleship! We need to do some fruit inspection!
You love God, and want to follow Him. Now you have to choose:
~To live for yourself or to deny yourself.
~To ignore the cross or to take it up.
~To seek to save your life and ultimately lose it, or to lose (or invest) your life and ultimately find it.
~To gain the world or to forsake the world.
~To lose your soul or to keep it.