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Oct 24, 2021

Entrusted with the Gospel

Entrusted with the Gospel

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Speaker: Will Pavone

Series: 1 Thessalonians

Category: Sunday Worship

I. Paul’s boldness II. Paul’s integrity III. Paul’s credentials IV. Paul’s heart

1 For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 3 For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, 4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. 5 For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. 6 Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8


I. Paul’s boldness

1 For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But though we had already suffered
and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.


20 But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe. 21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. (Acts 14:20-22)


II. Paul’s integrity

3 For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, (skip to v5) 5 For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. 


III. Paul’s credentials

4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.

IV. Paul’s heart

7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.


8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.