COMMITTED to train men and women
to have minds for the Lord Jesus,
hearts for the truth, and
hands that are skilled to the task.

LIGHTING A FIRE in People’s Heart

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
1. Paul came to Thessalonica WITH A PURPOSE IN MIND
1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
2. Paul came to Thessalonica WITH SINCERITY
1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Paul had no ULTERIOR MOTIVES (verse 3)
Paul had no PEOPLE PLEASING INTENTION (verses 4-5)
Paul had no PRETEXT FOR GREED (verse 5)
Paul had no DESIRE TO PLAY THE “LEADER CARD” (verse 6)
Paul was GENTLE AND SENSITIVE (verse 7)
Paul was AUTHENTIC (verses 8-10)
Paul was AN ENCOURAGER (verses 11-12)
Paul was absolutely secure in who he was and WHO CALLED HIM INTO MINISTRY.
Paul was absolutely committed to EXCELLENCE. He refused to lower the standard of life and ministry.