Wow! What a Church!

Introduction

1. Wow! What a church at Thessalonica!

And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.” (v.7, NIV)

2. In what ways was the church in Thessalonica a model church?

3. There are two distinguishing marks of “Wow! What a church!”:

 
A.  A CHURCH THAT IS TOTALLY TRANSFORMED BY THE GOSPEL (vv.5b-7,10)
 
“…for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit (v.6)

 

 

B. A CHURCH THAT IS FAITHFULLY PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL (vv.8-9) 

“… but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere … how you turned to God from idols to serve … and to wait for His Son …” (vv.8, 9)

 

Conclusion

May Jesus be the Passion of the Church.