1 Thessalonians 1:9,10
I. Real Salvation is Separation from the Past: vs. 9 1.Turned to God 2.From idols—Notice the order: you can’t turn from idols without first turning to God.
II. Consecration for the Present: vs. 9, “to serve the living and true God.” 1.A slave is completely owned by his master. 2.A slave is absolutely loyal to his master. 3.A slave is totally dependent on his master.
III. Expectation for the Future: vs. 10, “And to wait for His Son from heaven.” 1.The Greek has the idea of “waiting up.” “Wait” mean and patiently. 2.The Phillips translation reads, “Your whole life now looks forward to the coming of His Son from heaven.”
©Ron Dunn, LifeStyle Ministries, 2001