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

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10


August 9, 2020


帖撒羅尼迦前書 1 – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

My Sermon Notes from August 9, 2020 Full Text:

帖撒羅尼迦前書 1 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

1 保羅、西拉、提摩太,寫信給帖撒羅尼迦在父神和主耶穌基督裡的教會。願恩惠、平安歸於你們!2 我們為你們眾人常常感謝神,禱告的時候提到你們, 3 在神我們的父面前不住地記念你們因信心所做的工夫,因愛心所受的勞苦,因盼望我們主耶穌基督所存的忍耐。 4 被神所愛的弟兄啊,我知道你們是蒙揀選的, 5 因為我們的福音傳到你們那裡,不獨在乎言語,也在乎權能和聖靈並充足的信心。正如你們知道,我們在你們那裡,為你們的緣故是怎樣為人。 6 並且你們在大難之中蒙了聖靈所賜的喜樂,領受真道,就效法我們,也效法了主, 7 甚至你們做了馬其頓和亞該亞所有信主之人的榜樣。 8 因為主的道從你們那裡已經傳揚出來,你們向神的信心不但在馬其頓和亞該亞,就是在各處也都傳開了,所以不用我們說什麼話。9 因為他們自己已經報明我們是怎樣進到你們那裡,你們是怎樣離棄偶像歸向神,要服侍那又真又活的神, 10 等候他兒子從天降臨,就是他從死裡復活的,那位救我們脫離將來憤怒的耶穌。

1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. 2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. 3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.