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 3:1-5


September 13, 2020


帖撒羅尼迦前書 3 – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5

My Sermon Notes from September 13, 2020 Full Text:

帖撒羅尼迦前書 3 – 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5

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。

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.