God’s Righteous Judgment, Part I     2 Thess. 1:1-12

Affirmation:

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you. Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.                    -2 Thessalonians 3:3-5

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Many are embarrassed by God’s Righteous Judgment, or try to explain it away, or simply reject this truth. But until we embrace God’s Righteous Judgment, we will never rightly _______________ the work of Jesus Christ to save our souls.

R_________________ Now for Growing Believers              V. 1-5

As we grow in Christ, it is _____________________ to have BOTH increased difficulties and more questions!

While I Thessalonians emphasized the return of Christ for His church in what we call the “Rapture,” 2 Thessalonians emphasizes the return of Christ to the earth the second time, when He returns in judgment and sets up His kingdom here upon this earth.                         -J Vernon McGee, 406-407

Ephesians 2:8-9                                  Romans 5:1

Friend, God brings you through your struggle by faith so you can be an _________________ to others as they struggle (2 Cor. 1:4).

Next to the word counted in verse 5 write the word ______________; It’s counted as in accounted (an accounting term). Before Christ we are counted lost and hell-bound; After Christ sves us we are declared righteous.                                 John 3:36

God’s Righteous Judgment Coming for all                            V. 6-10

Acts 7:59-8:4