Sermon Notes

This Week's Message

A Gift from Dad

1 Thessalonians 2:8 The Message

We loved you dearly. Not content to just pass on the Message, we wanted to give you our hearts. And we did.


1 Thessalonians 2:8 NIV

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.

Don’t just share your faith, share your life.

1 Thessalonians 2:6–7 NIV

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. Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,

  • Share it God’s way.

1 Thessalonians 2:11–12 The Message

You experienced it all firsthand. With each of you we were like a father with his child, holding your hand, whispering encouragement, showing you step-by-step how to live well before God, who called us into his own kingdom, into this delightful life.

  • Share your faith in others.