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This section consists of two major sections, vv.
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Church Boasting (The Good Kind)
2 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Boast |  Definition:  "talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities.
Published January 29th, 2013
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2013-01-31 15:15:23
Boast | Definition: "talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities." Applying this definition to Paul's usage of "boast" in v. 4 may cause some initial alarm. Were Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy sinning when they were boasting to other churches about the church of Thessalonica? Were they talking with pride? Were they exalting the Thessalonians' self-sufficiency and strength? One word in this passage keeps us from inferring sin on their part. "Therefore." This word shows an inference between v. 4 and v. 3. In other words, Paul & Co. boast in v. 4 because of something in v. 3. So what is it? How can they boast without sinning? Can we do the same? In verse 3, Paul & Co. thank God for the Thessalonians. What about the Thessanians do they thank God for? 3c-3d gives the answer. It is right for them to thank God because the faith of the Thess. is growing and their love for one another is increasing. God gets thanked for this! But aren't the Thessalonians the ones believing more and loving more? Shouldn't they be thanked? Yes, they should be thanked, if they are the sole originators of their faith and love. He who does the work gets the credit. It would seem wrong for God to get credit for work he didn't do, so God must have worked to be given thanks. It seems right to conclude, therefore, that God is the one who grew in abundance the faith of the Thessalonians and also increased their love. God is the source of both the Thessalonians faith and love. They believe because God gave them faith and they love one another because he gave them love. Now, back to boasting. We have now seen that Paul & Co. thank God for increasing the Thessalonians faith and love, and now this has spurred them on to something more in verse 4. Now they find warrant for boasting to other churches about them. Boasting about one church to another normally be sinful and demoralize the other church for not keeping up with the Joneses. This happens all to much today, with Bethlehem Baptist Church being no exception. This kind of boasting doesn't give any hope, it only makes the lesser church focus on its weaknesses. Even worse, it may move them to self-sufficiency in their attempts to improve. Paul & Co. were obviously not out to do this, but had the encouragement of other churches in mind. So how is boasting about one church to another encouraging? How does it bring hope? It brings hope, because God is the source of all spiritual success, not ourselves. The hope is not from within man, but from within God, who gives graciously and generously! It brings hope, because through Jesus Christ this grace is freely given to whomever God gives it to. This kind of boasting does not make Christians look at themselves to see if they measure up to other Christians, but it makes them look up to God and ask for the same free grace that the other Christians received, Christians who are just as sinful and undeserving of the grace. So it is good to boast to churches about the health and spiritual success of other churches, because, when done with complete thankfulness to God, it brings hope that the same blessings can come to them! Telling believers in Bethlehem Baptist Church that the believers in Watertown Evangelical Free Church really love each other through quality time and commitment encourages the BBC believers that the same grace to love through the sacrifice of quality time and commitment can be given to them too. It's free. It's not because of anything within them, but because of a gracious God. And vice versa, believers at WEFC can be encouraged by hearing that believers at BBC are strong in their faith through suffering, because they have received that faith from God. Every church has room for improvement, but looking at other churches' spiritual growth will not cause envy when looked at in this light, but will birth hope to the possibilities of all that God could pour out upon their congregations!
11359477188645 1359477188042 Notes 2013-01-29 16:33:08 2013-01-31 15:15:23 Boast | Definition: "talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities." Applying this definition to Paul's usage of "boast" in v. 4 may cause some initial alarm. Were Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy sinning when they were boasting to other churches about the church of Thessalonica? Were they talking with pride? Were they exalting the Thessalonians' self-sufficiency and strength? One word in this passage keeps us from inferring sin on their part. "Therefore." This word shows an inference between v. 4 and v. 3. In other words, Paul & Co. boast in v. 4 because of something in v. 3. So what is it? How can they boast without sinning? Can we do the same? In verse 3, Paul & Co. thank God for the Thessalonians. What about the Thessanians do they thank God for? 3c-3d gives the answer. It is right for them to thank God because the faith of the Thess. is growing and their love for one another is increasing. God gets thanked for this! But aren't the Thessalonians the ones believing more and loving more? Shouldn't they be thanked? Yes, they should be thanked, if they are the sole originators of their faith and love. He who does the work gets the credit. It would seem wrong for God to get credit for work he didn't do, so God must have worked to be given thanks. It seems right to conclude, therefore, that God is the one who grew in abundance the faith of the Thessalonians and also increased their love. God is the source of both the Thessalonians faith and love. They believe because God gave them faith and they love one another because he gave them love. Now, back to boasting. We have now seen that Paul & Co. thank God for increasing the Thessalonians faith and love, and now this has spurred them on to something more in verse 4. Now they find warrant for boasting to other churches about them. Boasting about one church to another normally be sinful and demoralize the other church for not keeping up with the Joneses. This happens all to much today, with Bethlehem Baptist Church being no exception. This kind of boasting doesn't give any hope, it only makes the lesser church focus on its weaknesses. Even worse, it may move them to self-sufficiency in their attempts to improve. Paul & Co. were obviously not out to do this, but had the encouragement of other churches in mind. So how is boasting about one church to another encouraging? How does it bring hope? It brings hope, because God is the source of all spiritual success, not ourselves. The hope is not from within man, but from within God, who gives graciously and generously! It brings hope, because through Jesus Christ this grace is freely given to whomever God gives it to. This kind of boasting does not make Christians look at themselves to see if they measure up to other Christians, but it makes them look up to God and ask for the same free grace that the other Christians received, Christians who are just as sinful and undeserving of the grace. So it is good to boast to churches about the health and spiritual success of other churches, because, when done with complete thankfulness to God, it brings hope that the same blessings can come to them! Telling believers in Bethlehem Baptist Church that the believers in Watertown Evangelical Free Church really love each other through quality time and commitment encourages the BBC believers that the same grace to love through the sacrifice of quality time and commitment can be given to them too. It's free. It's not because of anything within them, but because of a gracious God. And vice versa, believers at WEFC can be encouraged by hearing that believers at BBC are strong in their faith through suffering, because they have received that faith from God. Every church has room for improvement, but looking at other churches' spiritual growth will not cause envy when looked at in this light, but will birth hope to the possibilities of all that God could pour out upon their congregations! notes
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2 Thessalonians 1:3-4
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Εὐχαριστεῖν ὀφείλομεν τῷ θεῷ πάντοτε περὶ ὑμῶν, ἀδελφοί,
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,
καθὼς ἄξιόν ἐστιν,
as is right,
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ὅτι ὑπεραυξάνει ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν
because your faith is growing abundantly,
καὶ πλεονάζει ἡ ἀγάπη ἑνὸς ἑκάστου πάντων ὑμῶν εἰς ἀλλήλους,
and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
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ὥστε αὐτοὺς ἡμᾶς ἐν ὑμῖν ἐγκαυχᾶσθαι ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις τοῦ θεοῦ ὑπὲρ τῆς ὑπομονῆς ὑμῶν καὶ πίστεως ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς διωγμοῖς ὑμῶν καὶ ταῖς θλίψεσιν αἷς ἀνέχεσθε,
Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
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11359477188603 1359477188042 Arc 2013-01-29 16:33:08 2013-01-31 15:14:10 editing 3 NT 53 1 3 1 4 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 na27 esv i1007514 i1007515 i1007516 i1007509 Εὐχαριστεῖν ὀφείλομεν τῷ θεῷ πάντοτε περὶ ὑμῶν, ἀδελφοί, We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, i1007510 καθὼς ἄξιόν ἐστιν, as is right, ground 1 i1007517 i1007511 ὅτι ὑπεραυξάνει ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν because your faith is growing abundantly, i1007512 καὶ πλεονάζει ἡ ἀγάπη ἑνὸς ἑκάστου πάντων ὑμῶν εἰς ἀλλήλους, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. series ground 1 i1007513 ὥστε αὐτοὺς ἡμᾶς ἐν ὑμῖν ἐγκαυχᾶσθαι ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις τοῦ θεοῦ ὑπὲρ τῆς ὑπομονῆς ὑμῶν καὶ πίστεως ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς διωγμοῖς ὑμῶν καὶ ταῖς θλίψεσιν αἷς ἀνέχεσθε, Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. inference 2 1 1 1 na27 25 esv 25 a 50 90 70 discourse
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