Cimarron Church of the Nazarene
The Purpose of a Perfect Church
November 15, 2020

The Purpose of a Perfect Church

November 15, 2020

2 Thessalonians 1 

v 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1 – Why is Paul thankful for this church?  

 v 3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting,

Because

A  your grows exceedingly,

 

B  and the of every one of you all abounds toward each other, …   

 

2 – What does Paul BOASTS about concerning this Church? 

A   for your p

B and

Hebrews 11:6 

Mark 9  

Daniel 2:20-21

John 18:4-8

(Mark 9:23)   Jesus said:  Everything is possible for one who

  • Is not the purpose of FAITH to bring us TO JESUS?
  •  It doesn’t’ matter what the crowd says, what matters is what JESUS IS DOING!

 

C  in all your persecutions and tribulations that YOU E,

VERSE 5 – ALL THIS IS   IS  manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God,

that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 

What else is in God’s righteous judgement? 

v 8  in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God,  and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.   …  These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 

This is a cause of sadness, not rejoicing.

 

And for what purpose, for what final result? 

12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Is Jesus being glorified in your life?  And, do you find your greatest glory being IN HIM?

 

 

 

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