I Thessalonians 1:2-10
1. Toil (vs. 3)
2. Teaching (vs.5)
3. Trials (vs. 6)
4. Testimony (vs.8)
1. Its toil must not be in vain. (Galatians 4:9-11)
The Church's true valued is measured by what goes on in between the holidays and special occasions.
(I Corinthians 15:58)
2. Its teaching is not simply with words.
The two elements of teaching must be combined.
3. Trials are when a church shows its true colors.
Four responses to problems
(II Corinthians 8:1-4)
4. Its testimony must not include anything that does not exalt Christ. (I Corinthians 2:1)