Pure Motives and Hard Work

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13

Topics: Citizenship, Confidence, False Teaching, Fear Of Man, God's Approval, Hope

Paul explains that in spite of experiencing persecution, God gave him courage to speak the truth boldly motivated by a fear of God and not man’s approval. He reminds the Thessalonians how he treated them and thanked them for receiving God’s Word. We are encouraged by Paul’s example to live with humble confidence of God’s acceptance free from the need for approval.