AM: “Effectiveness in being Rooted in Christ’s Mission”

Text:  I Thessalonians 2:1-12

  1. We must go to where the people are living life     I Thessalonians 2:1
    1. Their community     Acts 1:8
    2. Their gathering places
    3. Their points of interest
  2. We must speak God’s truth to them     I Thessalonians 2:1b – 6
    1. Obedience to speak God’s Word is never in vain
    2. Our boldness must be in God and His Word, not in us
    3. Our speaking of God’s truth must be sincere
      1. Not deceptive
      2. Not manipulative
      3. Not pushy
      4. Not pleasing man, but God
        1. Obeying God not man
        2. Pleasing god not man
        3. Seen of God not merely man
      5. Not seeking our glory, but God’s
  3. We must do God’s Will with God’s Word God’s Way     I Thessalonians 2: 7-12
    1. God is concerned about what we do
    2. God is concerned about how we do it
    3. God is concerned about the impact of it
      1. How it is received by others
      2. The fruit it brings forth in others
        1. Live life in a way that pleases God
        2. Live life according to God’s calling     Mark 6:9-15
          1. Under His authority
          2. Obedient to His Word
          3. Sensitive to His accountability
        3. Live life to His glory          I Corinthians 10:31-33
          1. We are called to bring God glory
          2. We are created to bring God glory
          3. We are redeemed to bring God glory

Bring Glory to God     Revelation 7:12