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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sermon Notes from 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10, "The Fruit of Unconditional Election," by Tray Earnhart.

[The following notes were taken at the 10:45AM service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church. The sermon is available to hear on-line HERE.]

Introduction: "Actions speak louder than words." (xref. 1 Jn 1:6: 2:4,9)

1 Thessalonians 1:6-10

I. The Fact of the Thessalonians' Unconditional Election (vv. 6-7)
A. Background: Reception of the Gospel in Much Affliction, Yet With Joy (1:6b)
B. The Thessalonians' became imitators of Paul.
C. The Thessalonians' became an example to believers throughout the region.

II. Explanation/Examples of the Thessalonians' Fruit (vv. 8-10)
A. The word of the Lord sounding forth.
B. The Thessalonians' faith going forth.
C. The Thessalonians' reception of Paul.
D. The Thessalonians' repentance.
E. The Thessalonians' expectancy concerning Jesus' return.

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