First Baptist Church of Columbiana
Influence Others
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Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Series:Living to Please God   Passages: 1 Thessalonians 2:1    Teacher: Dr. Michael Miller
Influence Others
Living to Please God — Part 2
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results.  1 Thes. 2:1 NIV
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We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the 
help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. 1 Thes. 2:2 NIV
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For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick 
you…we never used flattery.  1 Thes. 2:3, 5a NIV
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On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are
not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. 1 Thes. 2:4 NIV
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 Nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. 6 We were not looking for
praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could
have asserted our authority. 7 Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a
nursing mother cares for her children, 8 so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much,
we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. 9 Surely
you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not 
to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. 1 Thes. 2:5b-9 NIV
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You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you
who believed. 1 Thes. 2:10 NIV
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For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,  encouraging, 
comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. 
1 Thes. 2:11-12 NIV

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