Saturday, July 29, 2017

Homiletics: 1 Thessalonians 3

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.When we could stand no longer,we thought it best2b left by ourselves in Athens(1)

2.We sent Timothy, our bro/co-wrkr in Gs svc spreading Gospel2strengthen/encourage ur faith(2) no1 unsettled about trials;4u know we destined4them(3)

4.when we were w/u, we kept telling u we’d b persecuted(4a)

5.and it turned out that way as u know(4b)


6.4 this reason, when I could stand no longer, I sent2find out re:ur faith(5a)

7.I was afraid tempter tempted u&our labors might’ve been in vain(5b)

8.Tim just come2us from u, brought good news re:ur faith&love(6a)

9.he told us u have pleasant memories of us&u long2see us as we long2see u(6b)

10.T4, bros&sis,in our distress&persecution we encouraged bec of ur faith(7) we really live,since u standing firm in L(8)


12.How can we thx G enough4u for all the joy we hv in presence of G bec of u(9)

13.Nite&day we pray most earnestly we may see u again&supply what lacking in ur faith(10) may G&Fr&LJ clr way4us2cm2u(11)

15.may L make ur love increase&overflow4ea other&evry1 else as ours does4u(12)

16.may he strengthen ur hearts so u b blameless&holy in presence of G when LJ comes w/holy ones(13)


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Destined for trials (1-4)

Principle: God’s people are privileged to share in Christ’s suffering

2.Stand firm in faith (5-8)

Principle: God’s people are blessed with faith to believe, encourage and persevere

3.Give thanks, pray, love (9-13)

Principle: God’s people are called to be thankful, loving prayer warriors


Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Thessalonians’ faith encouraged persecuted Paul, who gave thanks and loved.


Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK Faith is a precious gift from God that sustains us and enables us to be thankful and obedient as we suffer.


Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about life change):

1.How have you been privileged to suffer in the name of Christ and how have you used that suffering to help others through their own trials?

2.What help have you received from Christ to persevere through a challenge to your faith?

3.If you had the opportunity to spend some time with Christ learning from Him about “being thankful”, “loving others” or “prayer”, which topic would you choose and when will you meet with Him this week to do this?


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