Faith in Uncertain Times (#5, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17)

Sermon Date: 
Oct 06 2019
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SERMON OUTLINE FOR FURTHER STUDIES/REFLECTIONS

WEEKLY VERSE
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. – 2 Thessalonians 2:13

I. INTRODUCTION
• Influence of False Teachings
• Believers Losing their Mind over Eschatology (“end-times”)
• Don’t be Deceived & Keep Watchful & Ready

II. WHAT IS TO COME (v.4-12)
• The REVOLT
• The REBEL
• The REVEALING
• The RETRIBUTION

III. THE REASSURANCE (v. 13-17)
• Thanks be to God Chosen in Christ
• Believers will Share in Christ’s Glory
• Stand Firm & Hold to Truthful Biblical Teachings

GROWING DEEPER
1. How did today’s message speak to you (e.g. encourage & challenge you)?
2. What were the Thessalonian believers struggling with?
3. List the characteristics of the “man of lawlessness” (The Antichrist).
4. The mystery of the “man of lawlessness” is already at work, how so?
5. Who will be deceived by the “man of lawlessness”? What will happen to them?
6. Why should believers in Christ not worry about such tribulations?
7. What are you, as a believer, called to do today in anticipation of Christ’s Return?

Blessings!
Pastor Trevor