An Empowering Word

1 Thessalonians 2:14-16

In giving thanks for the Thessalonians, Paul pointed to the specific example of the powerful operation of the word in their lives. What stood out in the Thessalonian experience was suffering; they endured intense tribulation on account of Christ. Instead of turning from the savior, they powered forward in service and they did so through the word working mightily in them by faith. This message explores the theme of the power of Scripture in strengthening the believer to endure intense hardship.