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Entrusted with the Gospel (Pt. II) (3 of 13)
Series: Living While Looking Up
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
We are learning these days from the New Testament book of 1st Thessalonians how to Live While Looking Up! As you learn how to do that .. not only will you Run Into some things (such as holiness .. purity .. Christlikeness) .. but you will Run From some things (those things that do not look like Jesus).
Hey folks .. LIVING WHILE LOOKING UP will help you get ready and stay ready for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. That's what the book of 1 Thessalonians is all about: help us get ready and stay ready for the Lord's return.
So take God's Word and turn with me to the book of 1st Thessalonians. Today we pick up where we left off last time together in chapter 2 where we have discovered that All-Mighty God has "entrusted us with the gospel."
That is .. while we wait for the return of Christ … God has entrusted us with the gospel. He has entrusted RSBC with the gospel. We talk about our putting our faith in God .. but when it comes to the gospel .. God has put His faith in us!
He has "entrusted us with the gospel!" He has "entrusted us with the gospel" as He brings people across our path. He has "entrusted us with the gospel" as we go to work each day. Yes, He has "entrusted us with the gospel" as we walk onto our school campus.
Here's what that means: everyday is a mission trip! Every place is a mission assignment for God has "entrusted us with the gospel." What a TRUST! What a TRUTH! What a TREASURE!
Now Paul starts out in chapter 2 by focusing on THE MESSAGE THAT THEY PREACHED. Verse 2b, " .. we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God …" And how we need to recapture a holy boldness to speak to others the gospel! Now "boldness" is not brashness. Boldness is being free of fear and full of courage! Are you free of fear and full of courage when it comes to talking to others about Jesus? So how ...
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