HOW TO SURVIVE STRESS 1 THESSALONIANS 3:1-13

HOW TO SURVIVE STRESS 1 THESSALONIANS 3:1-13

DEVELOP A PASTORING PERSPECTIVE       v.1-2

DEVELOP A PERCEPTION OF PERSECUTION v.3-4

DEVELOP A PRACTICE OF PROBING            v.5-8

DEVELOP A PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER        v.9-13

DEVELOP A PASTORING PERSPECTIVE       v.1-2

ENDURE   V.1                Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, 

                                             we thought it good to be left at Athens alone; 

   ENCOURAGE V.2

HE’S CONNECTED     And sent Timothy, our brother,

HE’S COMMITTED   and minister of God,

HE’S COOPERATIVE and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ

   ESTABLISH                    to establish you, 

   EMBOLDEN                   and to comfort you concerning your faith:

DEVELOP A PERCEPTION OF PERSECUTION v.3-4

DON’T GET SHOOK    That no man should be moved by these 

                                            Afflictions

DO GET SCHEDULED   for yourselves know that we are appointed 

                                              there unto.

DON’T GET SNOOKERED

                                              For verily when we were with you we told                                       

                                              you before that we should suffer tribulation; 

                                              even as it came to pass, and you know

DEVELOP A PRACTICE OF PROBING V.5-8

THE STRAIN V.5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear

THE SCRUTINY   I sent to know your faith,  

THE SCARE

AN ADVERSARY     lest by some means the tempter

AN ALLUREMENT have tempted you,

AN ANGST                and our labor be in vain  

THE SECURITY V.6

THE RETURN     But now when Timothy came from you unto us

THE RESULTS

REFRESHING  brought us good tidings of your faith and love

REMEMBRANCE and that you have good remembrance of 

                                            us always

RESOLUTION desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you 

THE SOLACE V.7   Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over 

                                       you in all our affliction and distress by your faith 

    THE STANCE V.8   For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 

DEVELOP A PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER V.9-13

TRUE APPRECIATION V.9 For what thanks can we render to God          

                                                 again for you, for all the joy wherewith we

                                                  joy for your sakes before our God

TIRELESS APPEALS V.10  Night and day praying exceedingly that we 

                                                 might see your face, and might perfect that 

                                                 which is lacking in your faith?

TRIUMPHANT ANTICIPATION v.11-13

    DIRECTION V.11             Now God himself and our Father, and our 

                                                Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

    DEVELOPMENT V.12     And the Lord make you to increase and

                                                abound in love one toward another, and 

                                                toward all men, even as we do toward you

DETERMINATION V.13  To the end he may establish your hearts 

                                                 unblameable in holiness before God, even  

                                                 our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus 

                                                 Christ with all his saints.

A PRAYER FOR PRESENCE     that we might see your face,

A PRAYER FOR PERFECTION might perfect that which is 

                                                        lacking in your faith

A PRAYER FOR PASSAGE        God our Father, and our Lord Jesus 

                                                        Christ, direct our way unto you

A PRAYER FOR PASSION         make you to increase & abound in love 

                                                         one toward another & toward all men

A PRAYER FOR PURITY            To the end he may establish your hearts 

                                                         unblameable in holiness before God

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