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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, June 05, 2011

Sermon Notes from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12. Sermon by Tray Earnhart.

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

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12.

Introduction. The best defense against confusion is an accurate presentation of the details.
Q: Why does Paul need a defense?
A: There is a smear campaign against Paul.
Paul's Defense of His Ministry: Four reminders Paul brings to the Thessalonians in defense of his ministry:

I. How We Came to You
A. In Courage
B. In God's Power

II. How We Preached
A. Not from Error
B. From Truth

III. Our Motive for Preaching
A. Not Flattering; Not Motivated by Greed; Not Using His Authority
B. Out of Innocence; Motivated by Care/Love

IV. Our Goal in Preaching
A. Not to be a Burden
B. To Present You Mature in Christ (x ref. Col 1:28-29)

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