August 13, 2023

The Model Church | 1 Thessalonians 1

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1
Service Type:

- How can we grow in faith, love and hope – so that we are more of a model church
in our community, here in Burwood?
- What had God taught us over the past 20 years?
- What have we learnt, and (perhaps) what have we forgotten about effective Gospel
- What should we ask our Heavenly Father to supply us with, or remove from us, or
change in us?

1. Greetings to the Church (v1).
2. Thanks to God: Faith, Love and Hope (v2-3).
3. Electing Grace: Powerful Signs of Life (v4-10).
a. God has chosen you (v4).
b. Signs of faith (v5-7).
c. Signs of love (v8-9a)
d. Signs of hope (v9b-10).

- A Model Church is one that inspires thanks and praise to God for its work of faith,
its labour of love, and its enduring Christian hope.