WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (2 Thess 1:13-17)

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (2 Thess 1:13-17)

You are loved!

a) BELOVED: “Beloved by the Lord” v13, 1 Jn 4:7-10
b) CHOSEN: “God chose you as first fruits to be saved”
(Eph 1:4, 1:11)
c) CALLED: “To this he called you…” v14, Romans 8:30

 

You are saved!

a) THROUGH SANCTIFICATION BY THE SPIRIT:
(1 Thess 1:5, Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 John 3:27)
b) THROUGH BELIEF IN THE TRUTH
(1 Thess John 17:17, Romans 8:30)

 

(NB These work concurrently, not sequentially)

 

You are secure!

a) STAND FIRM, HOLD TO
In face of false teaching, persecution and temptation, hold onto
What is true! (see 2:1-3, compare to 2:10-12)
b) TRADITIONS THAT YOU WERE TAUGHT
Apostolic traditions, not ecclesiastical traditions (Matt 15:3-6)
Christ Jesus is the foundation (Ephesians 2:19-20)
c) GLORY IS COMING
“so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ”
(2 Thess 1:10, Colossians 3:1-4)

 

You are family!

a) BROTHERS & SISTERS
v14: our Gospel… our Lord Jesus Christ,
v15: taught by us, either by our spoken word, or by our letter
v16: God our Father, who loved us, and gave us eternal
comfort
b) GOOD WORDS & GOOD WORKS
Seen & displayed in church family, and by church family
A people set apart (sanctified) by God, for God
1 Thess 1:6-7, 2 Thess 1:3-4; imitators and examples – is that
us?
So… who do you know you are?
Bridge ADMIN
graeme@bridgechapel.co.uk