A Minister's Heart for His People (Part 2)
(1 Thessalonians 3:1-13)

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Paul takes action to find out about their faithfulness (1 Thess. 3:1-2)

Paul reminds them that affliction is part of every believer's experience (1 Thess. 3:3-4)

The tempter is creative in attacking the work of God in the life of every believer (1 Thess. 3:5)

Paul is comforted by the good news and can resume his life and ministry without distraction (1 Thess. 3:6-8)

Paul desires to complete what is lacking in their faith (1 Thess. 3:9-10)

Paul's two-part prayer (1 Thess. 3:11-13)

  1. Paul prays for himself, that the Lord would allow him to complete his ministry with them.
  2. Paul prays for them, that they would increase in self-sacrificing love for each other and everyone else.

Points of Application: