1 Thessalonians 2:1-6
Advocates of the contemporary model of preaching argue that the impact of secularism and social media means that the traditional preaching model won’t connect to 21st century audiences. To bridge that gap between preaching and the modern audience, preachers need to be funny and likable and preach practical sermons. Paul’s seems to have missed that memo when he addressed pagan audiences in the 1st century because what he focused on was faithfulness, not enticing words of human wisdom. That kind of preaching, Biblical preaching, concerns itself with pleasing God and glorifying Him by proclaiming the truth with boldness and pure motives. This message focuses on the manner and substance of Paul’s preaching in Thessalonica.