Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

帖撒羅尼迦前書 3 – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13


September 6, 2020


帖撒羅尼迦前書 3 – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13

My Sermon Notes from September 6, 2020 Full Text:

帖撒羅尼迦前書 3 – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13

1 我們既不能再忍,就願意獨自等在雅典, 2 打發我們的兄弟——在基督福音上做神執事的提摩太前去,堅固你們,並在你們所信的道上勸慰你們, 3 免得有人被諸般患難搖動。因為你們自己知道,我們受患難原是命定的。 4 我們在你們那裡的時候,預先告訴你們我們必受患難,以後果然應驗了,你們也知道。 5 為此,我既不能再忍,就打發人去,要曉得你們的信心如何,恐怕那誘惑人的到底誘惑了你們,叫我們的勞苦歸於徒然。 6 但提摩太剛才從你們那裡回來,將你們信心和愛心的好消息報給我們,又說你們常常記念我們,切切地想見我們,如同我們想見你們一樣。 7 所以弟兄們,我們在一切困苦患難之中,因著你們的信心就得了安慰。 8 你們若靠主站立得穩,我們就活了。 9 我們在神面前,因著你們甚是喜樂,為這一切喜樂,可用何等的感謝為你們報答神呢! 10 我們晝夜切切地祈求,要見你們的面,補滿你們信心的不足。 11 願神我們的父和我們的主耶穌,一直引領我們到你們那裡去! 12 又願主叫你們彼此相愛的心並愛眾人的心,都能增長、充足,如同我們愛你們一樣, 13 好使你們當我們主耶穌同他眾聖徒來的時候,在我們父神面前心裡堅固,成為聖潔,無可責備!

1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them. 4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know. 5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain. 6 But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you. 7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. 9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith. 11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. 12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.