A Minister's Standard of Conduct
(1 Thessalonians 2:1-13)

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The subject of this section switches to the ministers themselves

Persecution only serves to validate the gospel (1 Thess. 2:1-2)

The charges against Paul (1 Thess. 2:3-6)

  1. Paul was teaching error. He is accused of being a false teacher who was attempting to lead them astray.
  2. Paul had impure motives. Paul is accused of having a desire for sensual living or indulging the flesh.
  3. Paul used impure methods. He is accused of using trickery as a means of winning followers.

Paul flatly denies these charges

  1. Paul was dictatorial and power-hungry.

Paul's illustration of a godly mother (1 Thess. 2:7-8)

Another charge is dealt with (1 Thess. 2:9)

  1. Paul was lazy and indisposed to do any work for himself.

Paul's illustration of a godly father (1 Thess. 2:10-11)

Paul's purpose in setting a godly example (1 Thess. 2:12-13)

Points of Application: