"And to wait for His Son..."
Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:10
THE TEACHINGS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL
We can guess that the apostle Paul must have taught great and deep truths to bring about such a deep sense of conviction. He must have spoken to them about the Lord as a living and true God! He must have pointed them to the Scriptures as he reasoned with them. The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ had power to bring about true conversion.
A STRONG CHRISTOLOGY
One of the main things Paul proclaimed was a strong Christology. The heart of the gospel he espoused was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
“And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead,
even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”
1 Thessalonians 1:10
1. The presentation of Jesus
a) He is the only begotten Son of God.
b) He came from heaven.
c) He was crucified and died at Calvary.
d) God raised Him from the dead.
e) Jesus came to deliver mankind.
i) From sin’s effects
ii) From sin’s power
iii) From sin’s penalty
iv) From the wrath of God
2. The Second Coming of Christ
a) Paul also taught the Thessalonians about the Second Coming of Christ.
b) He taught them to wait for His return from Heaven.
THE WORD “WAIT”
The word “wait” is an interesting one. The following things may be observed (from the Greek text).