Sermon Points 091910

When God Counts Us Worthy

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Introduction –

1.  How we are made worthy (Romans 5:1).
2.  The grace of God (Ephesians 2:8-10).
3.  The gift of God counting us worthy (v. 11)

OUTLINE –

I.  PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE FOLLOWING YOUR EXAMPLE (v. 11).
II.  ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO BE SEEN AS WORTHY OF THIS CALLING (v. 11).
III.  THAT THE GOOD PLEASURE OF GOD’S GOODNESS BE FULFILLED IN US (v. 11).
IV.  THAT THE FAITH IN THE CHRISTIAN’S  HEART MY BE POWERFUL (v. 11).
V.  THAT THE NAME OF CHIRST BE GLORIFIED IN US; THAT WE MIGHT BE GLORIFIED IN HIM (v. 12).

summary –

i.  We ought always be lifting one another to God in prayer that we might grow to become Christ like.
ii.  We must see that Christ has made us worthy of the calling.
iii.  Our lives must be the fulfillment of the goodness of God.
iv.  Trusting God in every trial, tribulation, and suffering builds our faith to become strong.
v.  When we live for Christ He is glorified in us and we are glorified in Him.

-Tim A. Blankenship

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